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Generic name: mebendazole [me-BEN-da-zole]

Drug class: anthelmintics

What is Emverm?

Emverm is an anthelmintic (an-thel-MIN-tik) (also known as an anti-worm) medicine. It stops newly born insect larvae (worms) from expanding or multiplying within your body.Emverm can be used for treating worm-related infections such as whipworms, pinworms, roundworms, hookworms, and pinworms. It can also be utilized in treating infections caused by multiple types of worms at the same time.Emverm can also be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Emverm

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and throat.Emverm can cause severe adverse reactions. Contact your doctor immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Indications of bone marrow suppression: sudden symptoms of weakness or discomfort, fever, chills, and sore throat and mouth sores. They may also have swelling or red gums. Difficulty swallowing, bleeding or bruising,
  • Serious skin reaction resulting in swelling on your tongue or face or around your nose, eyes, mouth, or genitals, hives, or skin eruptions that can spread and cause peeling and blistering.common adverse effects of emverm could include:
  • Vomiting, vomiting, and loss of appetite; diarrhea;
  • Stomach pain, gas,

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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albendazole, mebendazole, nitazoxanide, pyrantel, piperazine, Alinia, and Vermox


Follow all the instructions on your prescription label and the package. Inform your healthcare professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't take Emverm if you are allergic to it or if you also use metronidazole (Flagyl).Before using Emverm, inform your physician about all your medical issues or allergies.It isn't known if Emverm could harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to be pregnant.Mebendazole may be absorbed through breastmilk and could cause harm to nursing babies. Do not breastfeed when taking this medication.Emverm is not allowed for use by any person who is less than two years old.

How to take Emverm?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label. Don't take this medication in smaller or larger quantities or for longer than prescribed.Emverm tablets are a type of tablet that can be consumed in a variety of ways. Emverm tablets can be chewed, swallowed, or crushed and mixed into food items.Take this medication for the prescribed duration. The symptoms could improve after your illness is cleared completely. In addition, skipping doses could increase the risk of a subsequent infection that is not able to be treated with antibiotics. Emverm does not treat viral diseases like influenza or the typical cold.It's possible that you'll need to take this medication for a period of 1 or 3 days, depending on the condition you're treating. It can take as long as three weeks before your infection is completely cured.Cleanse your hands and nails frequently, preferably prior to eating or after you use the bathroom.If the infection doesn't disappear within three weeks, you could require another treatment.

To prevent the spread of infection, follow the instructions of your physician regarding cleaning your home thoroughly and cleaning all your linens, clothes, and towels. Family members and others in your home may also require treatment with Emverm or any other medications. Pinworm infections can transfer from one person to another.It is not possible to treat an infection caused by worms by fasting (starving), making use of laxatives, or making yourself vomit. To get the best results, you should take the medicine according to the directions.Keep it at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You should take the missed dose as quickly as you can remember. Avoid any missed doses if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Don't take any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.Consult your physician if you do not take more than one dose of Emverm.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.The symptoms of an overdose can include stomach pain, loss of appetite, black urine, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or any activity.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs can interfere with mebendazole. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about your current medications and any medication you begin or stop taking.



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