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(Generic versions may still be available.)
VERMOX® (mebendazole) is indicated 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.
Efficacy varies as a function of such factors as pre-existing diarrhea and gastrointestinal transit time, degree of infection, and helminth strains. Efficacy rates derived from various studies are shown in the table below:
|Cure rates mean||95%||68%||98%||96%|
|Egg reduction mean||-||93%||99%||99%|
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The same dosage schedule applies to children and adults. The tablet may be chewed, swallowed, or crushed and mixed with food.
|Dose||1 tablet, once||1 tablet morning and evening for 3 consecutive days.||1 tablet morning and evening for 3 consecutive days.||1 tablet morning and evening for 3 consecutive days.|
If the patient is not cured three weeks after treatment, a second course of treatment is advised. No special procedures, such as fasting or purging, are required.
VERMOX® (mebendazole) is available as chewable tablets, each containing 100 mg of mebendazole, and is supplied in boxes of twelve tablets.
NDC 50458-110-01 (blister package of 12)
Store at controlled room temperature (59°-77° F/ 15°-25° C).
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/13/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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