What is Mebendazole used for?
Mebendazole is an anti-worm medication used to treat intestinal worm infections caused by worms such as pinworm, whipworm, roundworm, and hookworm. It prevents the growth or multiplication of worms in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Mebendazole?
The dosage of Mebendazole prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Mebendazole can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Mebendazole?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Mebendazole medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Mebendazole?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Mebendazole, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Mebendazole?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Mebendazole.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Mebendazole, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Mebendazole can interact with certain anticonvulsants and seizure medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Mebendazole?
Like other medicines, Mebendazole can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Mebendazole are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Mebendazole cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Mebendazole develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Mebendazole can cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, stomach pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Mebendazole.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Mebendazole?
Is it possible for me to take Mebendazole with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Mebendazole?
What are the possible drug interactions of Mebendazole?
How will Mebendazole work in my body?
How should Mebendazole be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Mebendazole drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Mebendazole is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.