Mebendazole Tablets for Treatment of Pinworm, Whipworm, Roundworm and Hookworm Infections

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Mebendazole tablets (Mebex) are used for the treatment of pinworm, whipworm, roundworm and hookworm in single or mixed infections.

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Mebendazole Tablets for Treatment of Pinworm, Whipworm, Roundworm and Hookworm Infections

  1. 1. Mebendazole Tablets Mebendazole tablets (Mebex) are used for the treatment of Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm), Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (common roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale (common hookworm), Necator americanus (American hookworm) in single or mixed infections. Mebendazole is a highly effective, broad-spectrum antihelmintic. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  2. 2. Mebendazole Tablets Chemical Structure © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  3. 3. Mebendazole Tablets Active Ingredient The active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Mebex tablets is Mebendazole. Each 100 mg tablet contains 100 mg of the active ingredient Mebendazole. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  4. 4. Mebendazole Tablets Recommended Adult Dosage The recommended adult dosage of Mebex (Mebendazole Tablets) is given below: ➔Treatment of Pinworm Infection: Mebex Dosage for treatment of pinworms is 100 mg taken once. This dose is repeated two weeks later if the infestation has not cleared up. ➔Treatment of Whipworm, Common Roundworm and Hookworm Infections: Oral dosage for treatment of whipworm, common roundworm and hookworm in adults is 100 mg twice a day for 3 consecutive days. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  5. 5. Mebendazole Tablets Recommended Dosage The recommended dosage of Mebex ( Mebendazole Tablets) for children is given below: ➔Treatment of Whipworm, Common Roundworm and Hookworm Infections: Oral dosage for treatment of whipworm, common roundworm and hookworm in children more than 2 years of age and below 5 years of age and below 18 kg weight is one 100 mg tablet in the morning for three consecutive days. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  6. 6. Mebendazole Tablets Contraindications Mebendazole tablets (Mebex 100 mg) are contraindicated in patients with the following conditions: ➔Known hypersensitivity to Mebendazole or any inactive ingredient of this medication. ➔Use of Mebendazole in the treatment of children under two years is contraindicated. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  7. 7. Mebendazole Tablets Side Effects of Mebex Tablets The most common side effects of Mebendazole tablets (Mebex) are diarrhoea, vomiting, and/or abdominal pain. Other side effects reported were drowsiness, itching, headache, and dizziness. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  8. 8. Mebendazole Tablets Warnings And Precautions ➔Patients should be informed of the potential risk to the fetus in women taking Mebendazole tablets during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester ➔Mebendazole has not been extensively studied in children under two years; therefore, in the treatment of children under two years the relative benefit/risk should be considered. ➔Concurrent treatment with Cimetidine may inhibit the metabolism of Mebendazole in the liver, resulting in increased plasma concentrations, particularly during prolonged treatment. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  9. 9. Mebendazole Tablets Warnings And Precautions ➔It is not known whether Mebendazole passes into maternal milk and thus whether it is harmful to the newborn. The use of Mebex tablets in nursing mothers requires that anticipated benefits be weighed against possible risks. ➔Periodic assessment of organ system functions, including hematopoietic and hepatic, is advisable during prolonged therapy. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  10. 10. Mebendazole Tablets Overdose Symptoms & Treatment In the event of accidental overdosage, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea and gastrointestinal complaints lasting up to a few hours may occur. Vomiting and purging should be induced. © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland
  11. 11. Mebendazole Tablets Mebex 100 mg Tablets Manufactured by Cipla Ltd., India For more information click here © The Swiss Pharmacy, Geneva Switzerland

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