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How many times can I take mebendazole, if I already took 3x1 dose for the prescription. (like weeks after) but I still have worm infection?

How many times can I take mebendazole, if I already took 3x1 dose for the prescription. (like weeks after) but I still have worm infection?

No limit, but: If the treatment is not working, the assumption that you have pin worms may be wrong. Peri-anal itching is common to many food intolerance and other problems. It might be worth a real PW test to see if they are there. Mebendazole is a simple neuro-toxin to the worm and is given for prolonged periods at higher doses to treat other types of infections.

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Do you need a prescription to get Ivermectin or mebendazole, or any other antibiotics that kill pinworms? Australia.

Do you need a prescription to get Ivermectin or mebendazole, or any other antibiotics that kill pinworms? Australia.

Yes, in the USA: In the United States, these medications are available only by prescription. Pyrantel pamoate is a medication which is available over the counter for treatment of pinworms.

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Can I use Vermox while im pregnant?

Can I use Vermox while im pregnant?

D/W OB: Mebendazole is fda category c. Although some animal studies showed teratogenicity & fetotoxicity, it has been used in humans w/o problems noted. Benefits should outweigh risks. D/w your obstetrician.

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Why do I have awful cramps after taking vermox?

Side effect: Http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/drug-7087-vermox+oral. Aspx? Drugid=7087&drugname=vermox+oral abdominal pain may occur.

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Dear sir, what is difference between Flagyl and Vermox?

Dear sir, what is difference between Flagyl and Vermox?

Very different: Flagyl is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. Commonly used for infections that involve gut bacteria or infections in pelvic region, including some STD's. Vermox in an antihelminthic medication, which means it treats parasites, mainly worms of various types. We don't have lots of worm infestations in the U.S. except for pinworms, but worldwide worm infections are common.

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Is Vermox effective in eliminating blasto cystis hominus infections?

No: Metronidazole has been used but most times the organism is a commensal not a pathogen. That is, it eats with you, not you.

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I treated my daughter with Vermox 3 days ago for threadworms and she still has them?

I treated my daughter with Vermox 3 days ago for threadworms and she still has them?

Icky worms...: Give it until day seven, then retreat at day seven if they are still a problem. Wash hands! Antihistamines can help for the itchiness! Best of luck!

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Is it safe to take Vermox once a week?

Is it safe to take Vermox once a week?

Likely safe: We use much higher doses for a long period to treat some conditions. However, I would wonder why it would be needed. An adult rarely gets pin worms, which is one of the few things this dose would treat. They also rarely get re-infected. However, some assume that an itchy bottom must be due to this agent, while there are many other possibilities.

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What is the different between Vermox and ovex?

None: Vermox and Ovex both contain the same anti-parasitic medication: mebendazole

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What is the difference between ovex and vermox?

What is the difference between ovex and vermox?

Same ingredient: Ovex and Vermox are both brand names of a drug uses to treat pinworms. Vermox has been discontinued in the US. I find a listing of Ovex in the UK, apparently not available here either. Mebendazole is not available in the US, so pyrantel preparations (Pin-X or Reese's pinworm) are available OTC (no prescription needed). Hope that helps

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What is the difference between ovex and vermox?

What is the difference between ovex and vermox?

They are both: The same drug, mebendazole and are used to treat parasitic worms. The brand of Vermox is no longer available in the US.

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When does butt itching stop after taking the tablet (vermox)?

When does butt itching stop after taking the tablet (vermox)?

Don't scratch: The pinworms will die quickly. However, the problem with having an itchy butt is the "itch-scratch" cycle: you scratch, which makes you itch, which makes you scratch, and so on. The key is to leave your butt alone: don't scratch, don't overwipe, and don't wash with soap. Easier said than done, but it will get better.

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I finished Vermox medication 5 days ago and the itching does not stop. Why?

I finished Vermox medication 5 days ago and the itching does not stop. Why?

?? pinworms??: Itching has little to do with live pinworms. It is caused by a skin reaction to the glue like material in which PW eggs are deposited around the anus. That reaction, like any allergic dermatitis can cause itching until it heals, which may be weeks. Application of hydrocortisone cream to the area can reduce itching and speed healing.

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Took Vermox monday night. Thursday now, a few hours from the time that I first took it. I still see pinworms. Is this normal? What do I do?

Possibly: The worms you saw may be dead or you may be seeing other dietary debris that appears to be worms. Most of us will treat using 2 doses a week apart to take care of stragglers. The vermox is a nerve toxin & very effective. Discuss with your pcp to be sure you are on the right track.

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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