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

Drug class: anthelmintics

Vermox (Mebendazole), 500mg, has been approved by the U.S. FDA for treatment of roundworms and whipworms in children and adults as of October 19, 2016.

What is Vermox?

Vermox, also known as antihelmintic medication or antiworm medicine, is an anthelmintic. The medication prevents the newly-hatched larvae of insects (worms) from multiplying or growing in your body.

Vermox can be used to treat infections that are caused by certain worms, such as roundworm, hookworm, pinworm, and whipworm. Vermox is used to treat multiple infections that are caused by these worms.Vermox can be used in other ways not mentioned in the medication guide.


Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication. Inform your doctors about your allergies and medical conditions. Also, tell them which medicines you are using.

Vermox should not be taken if metronidazole is being used (Flagyl). This combination can cause severe reactions on the skin, including fever, blistering red, purple, or blue rash, and skin peeling.

Before you take this drug

Vermox should be avoided if the user is allergic to mebendazole.

Tell your doctor before using Vermox if you've ever

  • Liver disease
  • Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Kidney disease
  • Neutropenia (low levels of white blood cells)

Tell your doctor all of your allergies or medical conditions before using Vermox.

Vermox is unknown to cause harm to an unborn child. It has been shown in animal studies that vermox can cause damage during the first trimester. Before using Vermox, tell your doctor whether you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Mebendazole is unknown to pass into breast milk. It's also not known if it can harm nursing babies. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding a child.Vermox is not recommended for children younger than one year.

How to take Vermox?

Follow the directions on your prescription label. Please follow all the instructions on the prescription label. Take this medication only as prescribed.Do not exceed the prescribed dosage or take it for longer than instructed.Vermox tablets can be crushed, swallowed, or mixed with food.

Do not stop taking the medicine before it is completely cleared. You may experience symptoms before your infection has completely resolved. You may increase the risk of a second infection resistant to antibiotics if you skip doses. Vermox does not work on viral infections such as the common cold or flu.

Depending on what you're treating, this medication may be taken for 1 to 3 days. It could take up to 3 weeks for the infection to be completely cleared.Hands and nails should be washed frequently, especially after eating or using the toilet.You may require a second course of treatment if the infection doesn't clear within three weeks.

Follow your doctor's advice on how to disinfect your house and wash all your clothing, linens, and towels. Vermox may be prescribed to other family members or people living in your home. A pinworm infection can spread easily from person to person.It is not possible to cure a parasitic infection through fasting, laxatives, or by forcing oneself to vomit. Take this medication as prescribed for best results.Vermox should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As soon as possible, take the missed dose.If the time for your next dose approaches quickly, do not take the one you missed.You should not take more medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

If you forget to take more than one dose, call your doctor.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

Vomiting or stomach pain may be a symptom of an overdose. Permanent hair loss is also possible.

Avoid this

If your doctor prescribes any restrictions on foods, drinks, or activities, follow their instructions.

Side effects of Vermox

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy to Vermox, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling in your lips, face, throat, or tongue.

If you experience:

  • Seizures or convulsions;
  • A sudden feeling of weakness or an ill-feeling; fever, chills, and sore throat. Mouth sores or red gums
  • Dark urine, clay-coloured stools, fatigue, nausea, upper abdominal pain, itching, and itching
  • A rash of red or purple skin with mouth and skin blisters; fever, weakness, and a rash

Vermox can cause a variety of side effects.

  • Diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain,
  • Reduced appetite

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report side effects by calling the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drug

Vermox should not be taken with metronidazole.Vermox may also interact with other drugs, such as prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, or vitamin products. Inform your healthcare providers of all medications you are taking, including any new ones.



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