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Which is better mebendazole or albendazole for pinworms?

Which is better mebendazole or albendazole for pinworms?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Oldfield
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Differernt doses of mebendazole and albendazole.

Differernt doses of mebendazole and albendazole.

Depends..: Mebendazole...500mg single dose or 100mg twice a day for 3days. Albendazol 400mg single dose...... ...Read more

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Anthelmintics albendazole or mebendazole are used for pinworms?

Anthelmintics albendazole or mebendazole are used for pinworms?

Yes: The single dose treatment is often repeated after 2 weeks, in order to treat eggs that hatched since the original treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?

Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?

Pin-X: Annoying but harmless condition - this is usually what I recommend to my patients. Have to ask the pharmacist at your store about it.

http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/pin-x.html ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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Can I take mebendazole for 7 days concecutive....

Maybe: Normal treatment for most things with Mebendazole is 3 to 5 days. Longer then that depends on what is being treated. ...Read more

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Mebendazole. Are side effects bad?

Mebendazole. Are side effects bad?

Mibendazole: Diarrhea; stomach pain.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur when using mebendazole:

severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; hoarseness; seizures; yellowing of the eyes or skin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mebendazole allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mebendazole allergy?

Rare: Mebendazole allergy is rare but symptoms would present as rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Took mebendazole threadworm medicine for 3days. And got better but not completely cured. What medicne should I take? It came of my face.

Took mebendazole threadworm medicine for 3days. And got better but not completely cured. What medicne should I take? It came of my face.

Pinworms: You touch and then swallow tiny worm eggs which hatch in the gut. Female worms emerge around the anus (and vagina in females) at night to lay more eggs and secrete mucus that makes you scratch the area. The eggs stick to your fingers or nails and then they can be transferred anywhere. There's a lot more to a cure than just the drug, like strict hygiene and treating family members as well. ...Read more

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Took mebendazole worm medicine for 3days. And got better but not completely cured. What medicne should I take? String came out of my face.

Took mebendazole worm medicine for 3days. And got better but not completely cured. What medicne should I take? String came out of my face.

Incomplete info: You have not provided enough information about your problem to provide much if any response. What "worm" were you treating? Why do you believe that treatment did not work? I know of no "worm" that comes out of a face, so what were you describing? If you start over and provide more details we may be able to respond. ...Read more

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What amount Vermox mebendazole do I need to take?

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 ...Read more

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Can you tell me if mebendazole kills tape worm?

Can you tell me if mebendazole kills tape worm?

Unlikely to help: The availability of this product has declined in the US. At present it is not a recommended medication for treatment of any of the tapeworm family of parasites. ...Read more

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I'm treing to get pregnant can I take mebendazole?

I'm treing to get pregnant can I take mebendazole?

Probably not: Mebendazole has shown activity damaging to the infant in pregnant rats at oral doses approximately equal to the human dose. The use of Mebendazole is not recommended in pregnant women. Since the course of treatment is so short you could refrain from sex or use contraceptives during that time and then resume trying to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mebendazole if I am already taking finasteride?

Is it safe to take mebendazole if I am already taking finasteride?

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, which is usually used for diseases of old men (like prostate enlargement or prostate cancer). ...Read more

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Hello! I took 1 pill mebendazole 4 days before my ovulation day (positive ovulation test).Now I am pregnant 9 weeks. Is it problem for the baby? Thanks

Hello! I took 1 pill mebendazole 4 days before my ovulation day (positive ovulation test).Now I am pregnant 9 weeks. Is it problem for the baby? Thanks

Metronidazole: This should not affect the baby. Animal studies have not shown evidence of fetal harm. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy, but also no significant associations of use of this and fetal defects. Have a great baby and good luck. ...Read more

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How long should it take mebendazole to kill threadworms (pinworms) after taking first dose?

Neurotoxin: Mebendazole acts as a neuro-toxin on the pinworm & kills as it penetrates the stool water where they live. The effect is almost immediate when the drug comes in contact, but may take a few days to saturate all areas. Repeating a dose after a week is a common practice to assure success. ...Read more

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My daughter has threadworms. Took her first dose of ovex suspension mebendazole how long will this take to kill them off?

My daughter has threadworms. Took her first dose of ovex suspension mebendazole how long will this take to kill them off?

Repeat dose in 2 wks: The single dose treatment is often repeated after 2 weeks, in order to treat eggs that hatched since the original treatment. ...Read more

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Hello sir please tell me does mebendazole treatment kill healthy bacteria in the body and if this is the case how to restore them?

Hello sir please tell me does mebendazole treatment kill healthy bacteria in the body and if this is the case how to restore them?

Mebendazole: Mebendazole is an anti-worm medication used to treat worm infections such as pinworm, roundworm, whipworm, hookworm. It does not have antibacterial effect. It should not kill the healthy bacteria in the body. Probiotics such as lactobacillus -found in yoghurts with active cultures- and bifidobacterium are helpful in restoring healthy bacteria while taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hello sir please tell me does mebendazole treatment kill healthy bacteria in the body? If this is the case how to restore them? Thanks

Hello sir please tell me does mebendazole treatment kill healthy bacteria in the body? If this is the case how to restore them? Thanks

Not really: This med is a selective neurotoxin that targets the nervous system of various worms. It has no significant effect on bacteria. If you have any concerns about your gut bacteria you can acquire healthy strains by eating yogurt with living lactobacillus or probiotic pills that contain them. ...Read more

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Can I repeat the dose of mebendazole after 7 days of taking a single dose of 500mg...because symptoms of anal itching are still present?

Can I repeat the dose of mebendazole after 7 days of taking a single dose of 500mg...because symptoms of anal itching are still present?

Repeat mebendazol: You can take repeat Mebendazole if your stool examination shows pinworms present. You had500 mg dose which should be enough to kill the pinworms. The anal itching may be skin reaction due to scratching in this area before treatment. Watch your anal itching it may go away if not then see your doctor for more treatment ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mebendazole while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take mebendazole while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Probably Safe.: Mebendazole is used to treat intestinal parasites such as pinworms, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. It can be used, if needed, during pregnancy - and has not been shown to cause harm to a human fetus. However, there are no studies in pregnant humans to determine the precise risks. It is recommended to discontinue breastfeeding while taking this medication to avoid exposure for your baby. ...Read more

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Ill take mebendazole 12 days before can I take again tommorow.

Ill take mebendazole 12 days before can I take again tommorow.

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 by humans. There should be no toxicity to taking it again in twelve rather than 14 days ...Read more

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