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Vermox

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(Generic versions may still be available.)

Vermox Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Vermox (mebendazole) is used to treat infections caused by worms such as whipworm, pinworm, roundworm, and hookworm. It is also used to treat infections caused by more than one of these worms at the same time. It is an "antihelmintic," or anti-worm, medication. The brand name Vermox is no longer available in the U.S. Generic versions may still be available. Common side effects include stomach/abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, or drowsiness.

The dose of mebendazole for children and adults to treat whipworm, roundworm, and hookworm is 1 tablet taken morning and evening for 3 consecutive days. The dose to treat pinworm is 1 tablet, taken just once. Mebendazole may interact with seizure medications. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, mebendazole should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Vermox (mebendazole) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Vermox in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Stop taking mebendazole and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; shortness of breath; closing of your throat; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take mebendazole and talk to your doctor if you experience abdominal pain, diarrhea, or a fever.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Vermox (Mebendazole) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Vermox Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach/abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: severe abdominal pain, easy bleeding/bruising, signs of serious infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), unusual/extreme tiredness, seizures, weakness, dark or pinkish urine, yellowing eyes/skin.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Vermox (Mebendazole)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Vermox FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Transient symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea have occurred in cases of massive infection and expulsion of worms. Hypersensitivity reactions such as rash, urticaria and angioedema have been observed on rare occasions. Very rare cases of convulsions have been reported.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Vermox (Mebendazole) »

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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