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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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. ...Read more

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I have leftover Vermox medication. Is it safe to use if I think I have ringworm again?

I have leftover Vermox medication. Is it safe to use if I think I have ringworm again?

Won't work: Vermox treats worms. Ringworm is not a worm; it's a fungal infection of the skin with a confusing name. Vermox will not treat rignworm. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 the tapeworm family of parasites. ...Read more

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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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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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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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