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    Mebendazole

    Information about Mebendazole

    Mebendazole uses

    Mebendazole is used in the treatment of worm infections.

    How mebendazole works

    Mebendazole affects the permeability of the cell membrane thereby killing the worms.

    Common side effects of mebendazole

    Abdominal pain
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    Written By
    Dr. Saleh Rifai
    BCMAS, Pharm.D
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:21 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Mebendazole

    • You have been prescribed Mebendazole to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
    • It should be taken with food.
    • If you are unable to swallow the whole tablet, it may be crushed or chewed and swallowed with a full glass of water.
    • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Mebendazole.
    • Your doctor may monitor your blood counts and liver function before you start taking this medicine and regularly throughout your treatment.
    • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of infection.
    • Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may increase your risk of further infection.

    Frequently asked questions for Mebendazole

    Mebendazole

    Q. Does alcohol affect mebendazole?

    The effect of alcohol on mebendazole is not known. However, it is advisable not to consume alcohol while taking mebendazole. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

    Q. Does Mebendazole kill tapeworms/ roundworms/ pinworms?

    Mebendazole is effective against tapeworms, roundworms, pinworms

    Q. Does Mebendazole cause diarrhea?

    Yes. Mebendazole causing diarrhea is uncommon.Consult your doctor if you experience such side effect.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)