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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Last updated:
26 Feb 2021 | 11:52 AM (UTC)

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Available Medicine for Mebendazole

MebexCipla Ltd
16 to ₹213 variant(s)
Kit KatMapra Laboratories Pvt Ltd
17 to ₹232 variant(s)
WorminCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
18 to ₹322 variant(s)
MebenthAaron Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
15 to ₹192 variant(s)
MebidexEmcee Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
51 variant(s)
StaJohnson & Johnson Ltd
221 variant(s)
W BanEsquire Drug House
151 variant(s)
MabelAdcco Limited
81 variant(s)
Min MinLA Grande Pvt Ltd
141 variant(s)
WormizolMedirose drug & pharma
201 variant(s)

Expert advice for Mebendazole

  • You have been prescribed Mebendazole to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it whole with a full glass of water.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy. 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


Q. Is Mebendazole effective?

Mebendazole is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Mebendazole too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Mebendazole?

The use of Mebendazole is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine, and if you are suffering from asthma. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions before taking the medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Mebendazole?

Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Mebendazole?

If you forget a dose of Mebendazole, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Mebendazole safe?

Mebendazole is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.


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