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Mebendazole And Pregnancy
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
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I'm in early pregnancy and have pinworms. Is Vermox safe? If not, what can I do to get rid of them?
Vermox: There is no evidence of side effects on the human fetus. All the best. ...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
I took Vermox (2 pills×100mg for 3days)not knowing I was 4 weeks pregnant. What are the risks, how long it stays in the body, how it affects the baby?
Vermox in Pregnancy: Studies done in the late 90s showed that in areas with endemic worms that women and babies actually did better with vermox taken in the second trimester due to less anemia. First trimester use showed 10/403 stillbirths and congenital anomalies, just slightly higher than those not given vermox, all against medical advice. We do not know if there is an increase in problems with vermox, cat C. ...Read more
Can you tell me how pills (I took Vermox when I was 4 weeks pregnant) affect a 4 weeks old fetus? When do organs begin to develop? What are the risks?
Hopefully no harm: Mebendazole has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of fetotoxicity and teratogenicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. However, mebendazole has been used during pregnancy without evidence of fetal harm. Mebendazole is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk, follow up with your obstetrician, goodluck ...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 ›
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. ...Read more
Is it safe for me to use vermox while breastfeeding, I have a 4 month old baby and I would like to deworm. Please advise?
Limited data: Although there is limited data, the drug is poorly excreted in breastmilk, and therefore deamed to be safe. Some sudies shows no adverse effects on babies. ...Read more
Yes: The single dose treatment is often repeated after 2 weeks, in order to treat eggs that hatched since the original treatment. ...Read more
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
No: Not in the United States.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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