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Vermox Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is mebendazole (Vermox)?
- What are the possible side effects of mebendazole (Vermox)?
- What is the most important information I should know about mebendazole (Vermox)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking mebendazole (Vermox)?
- How should I take mebendazole (Vermox)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vermox)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vermox)?
- What should I avoid while taking mebendazole (Vermox)?
- What other drugs will affect mebendazole (Vermox)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vermox)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Vermox)?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of a mebendazole overdose include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
What should I avoid while taking mebendazole (Vermox)?
Treatment of family members and other close contacts may be necessary. Pinworm is spread very easily to others in close contact with the infected person.
To prevent reinfection, toilets must be disinfected daily, and clothing, linens, towels, and pajamas must be changed and washed daily.
What other drugs will affect mebendazole (Vermox)?
Medicines used to treat seizures, such as phenytoin (Dilantin), ethotoin (Peganone), mephenytoin (Mesantoin), and carbamazepine (Tegretol), may decrease the effects of mebendazole. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medications so that your therapy can be monitored.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with mebendazole. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about mebendazole.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Vermox Information
- Vermox Drug Interactions Center: mebendazole oral
- Vermox Side Effects Center
- Vermox Overview including Precautions
- Vermox FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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