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Mebendazole Or Albendazole Over The Counter
Yes: The single dose treatment is often repeated after 2 weeks, in order to treat eggs that hatched since the original treatment. ...Read more
I have pin worm and back tiny bug passed in my stool I take albendazole and Vermox for 3 days many times but it is not work how can you help me?
Worms: The only way to know whether your drugs are working is to do another ova and parasites test. ...Read more
No: Not in the United States.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
Annoying but harmless condition - this is usually what I recommend to my patients. Have to ask the pharmacist at your store about it.
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How long after albenza (albendazole) can I start taking over-the-counter pin x for reassurance I've gotten rid of pinworms?
Albenza (albendazole): Anytime you wish to.Get a more detailed answer ›
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
How long does it take for treatment to be complete for an adult with pinworms that is taking mebendazole?
Varies: 1-3 days I tend to repeat another course a week later if needed. This is precautionary. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I took 100mg mebendazole (5ml ovex) last night. Is it safe to try & conceive this month? Currently day 6 of cycle, bleeding passed, ovulate day 12-15?
Should be fine: There should be no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
It may: But absorption is not great from the GI tract. ...Read more