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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe: normal treatment for most things with Mebendazole is 3 to 5 days. longer then that depends on what is being treated.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Mcgraw
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Wow! That depends on what you are treating, weight and other meds you are taking. Please consult w your personal physician to discuss this
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: I assume you were taking it for a pinworm infection. The reason why it is the same dose independent of body weight is that it is very poorly absorbed ... Read More
A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Mebendazole: Yes it is true, the dose of mebendazole is 100 mg , once & may repeat after 2 wks for pinworm infestation, 100 mg twice a day for 3 days for ot ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: You would need a prescription for these medications. For more information consult the site below: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pinworm/ds00687 ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience in Pediatrics
Dosing: mebendazole and albendazole come in different dosages. The correct dose is determined based on what is being treated. Talk with your primary care doct ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes it can.: Best wishes! http://home.Intekom.Com/pharm/janssen/vermoxt.Html.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hillel Naon
42 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Treats hydatid disease and other infections caused by tapeworms. May also be used to treat infections caused by roundworms, hookworms, and pinworms. B ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Very effective: Since reinfection is common, whole family has to be treated at the same time.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Doesn't matter: Since Mebendazole is no longer available in the us Albendazole and the over the counter meds are what we have left for treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Biltricide (praziquantel): Biltricide (praziquantel) (praziquantal) is preferred.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
No such thing: There are many, many different worms, and each class has its own specific best agent. There isn't one that will work for every worm, because that ins ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Confusing question: It is an effective treatment, among others.If you or the patient is asymptomatic, treatment is not absolutely required.Some patients will clear this n ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
No problem: No problem to take mebendazole with laser treatments. No interactions or problems whatsoever. Go for it!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Possible/? reinfect: Tolerance to any medication is possible in theory. Treatment with pyrantel pomate is often repeated in 1-2 wks to assure cure. Reinfection is common ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Very effective if...: Albendazole can be very effective against pinworms if taken appropriately and if proper hygiene practices are in place.
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A member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends : Different drugs have different indications. It really depends on what indication you are using these antiparasitic dtugs for.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Vermox: Vermox should have no effect on your pill.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Mebendazole: What are you treating?
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
35 years experience in ADHD and Autism
Unlabeled Use : Unlabeled use for pin worms. Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm) (unlabeled use): oral: 400 mg as a single dose; repeat in 2 weeks.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Hard to say: I had been using vermox for years & found it well accepted & effective for this problem.However, it has not been available through the pharmacies in m ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Praziquantel : Biltricide is also known as praziquantel. It is an agent used in the treatment of schistosomiasis and liver flukes.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Drug interaction: The epocrates database reports no interactions between Mebendazole and finasteride. I do have to wonder why at age 22 you would be taking finasteride, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience in Pediatric Critical Care
Praziquantel: The medication should be taken either right before or with a meal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience in Pediatrics
Albendazole: Albendazole is utilized worldwide against worm infestation. However, i is more common is usa to use mebendazole. Side effects of both include dizzines ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Probably not: You need praziquantel
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: One dose followed by a second dose two weeks later.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Secondary med: Current reccomendations list Praziquantel at 5-10 mg/kg x 1 dose as the preferred agent for tapeworm due to effectiveness & simplicity of treatment. A ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Mibendazole: Diarrhea; stomach pain. Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur when using mebendazole: severe allergic ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Stokes
21 years experience in Family Medicine
1/2 life 6 hours: The half life is short, 3-6 hrs. It should be largely cleared 1-2 days.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Vermox: Vermox is repeated in 2 weeks.
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