Vermox which is also known as Mebendazole belongs to the family of medicines called anthelmintics. Anthelmintics are medicines used in the treatment of worm infections. Vermox is used to treat certain types of parasitic worm infections. Vermox works by interfering with proteins in either the worm's intestine or absorptive cells. This leads to the worm not being able to absorb sugars which are essential for its survival. Therefore the energy stores of the worm are depleted, and this leads to it's eventual death within several days.
Vermox is used mainly in the treatment of threadworm, however Vermox is also used to treat infections of roundworm, whipworm and hookworm.
Vermox Should Not Be Used In
Children under 2 years of age. Vermox should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy to Mebendazole / Vermox.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Vermox and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Vermox is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless considered essential by your doctor. Seek medical advice from your doctor. The manufacturer does not recommend the use of Vermox when breastfeeding, as there is no safety information available. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
- Severe swelling of lips, face or tongue (angioedema)
- Itchy rash (urticaria)
- Abdominal pain
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by Vermox's manufacturer.
For more information about any other possible risks associated with Vermox, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.