Emverm

Last updated on RxList: 8/2/2019
Emverm Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 8/2/2019

Emverm (mebendazole) Chewable Tablet is a broad-spectrum anthelmintic 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. Common side effects of Emverm include:

  • abdominal pain,
  • diarrhea,
  • rash,
  • hives,
  • skin swelling,
  • elevated liver function tests, and
  • hepatitis (rare).

The dose of Emverm for adults and children to treat pinworm is one tablet, taken once. The dose of Emverm for adults and children to treat whipworm, common roundworm, or hookworm, is one tablet, taken morning and evening for 3 consecutive days. Emverm may interact with cimetidine. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Emverm is not recommended for use during pregnancy; it may harm a fetus. It is unknown if Emverm passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Emverm (mebendazole) Chewable Tablet 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.

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • signs of bone marrow suppression--sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, sore throat, mouth sores, red or swollen gums, trouble swallowing, easy bruising or bleeding; or
  • severe skin reaction--swelling in your face or tongue; sores around your eyes, nose, mouth, or genitals; hives or skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea;
  • stomach pain, gas; or
  • rash.

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 Emverm (Mebendazole Chewable Tablet, USP)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Gastrointestinal

Transient symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea in cases of massive infection and expulsion of worms.

Hypersensitivity

Rash, urticaria and angioedema have been observed on rare occasions.

Central Nervous System

Very rare cases of convulsions have been reported.

Liver

There have been liver function test elevations [AST (SGOT), ALT (SGPT), and GGT] and rare reports of hepatitis when mebendazole was taken for prolonged periods and at dosages substantially above those recommended.

Hematologic

Neutropenia and agranulocytosis. (See WARNINGS).

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Emverm (Mebendazole Chewable Tablet, USP)

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