- Main information about Vermox.
Vermox is an anthelminthic product of the broad action. It is able to kill most common parasites, affecting the human body. it contains Mebendazole.
This ingredient affects a process of the helminth life and influences on metabolic processes in their cells, so that they lose an ability to grow and die.
Due to the fast and evident destructive action of Vermox to the cells of helminths, it is possible to stop the affection of the internals and infection of the human cells in short period.
This drug is active as to many parasites and may be used for the treatment of the following diseases:
- Mixed helminthiasis
Vermox works for the treatment of parasites in both people, and pets in order to reduce a risk of the parasite transmission from an animal to a human. In most cases, the activity of helminth may be neutralized in several days. In some cases, it is enough to take Vermox once.
Administration and dose of Vermox
Vermox is produced in tablets for the oral use that should be entirely swallowed and taken with enough water. To neutralize helminths in children over 10 years old and adults, Vermox is used in the following doses:
- If enterobiasis, Vermox 100 mg is prescribed once. In 2-4 weeks, another tablet is used to prevent a relapse
- If ascariasis, trichocephaliasis and mixed helminthiasis, Vermox 100 mg is used within 3 days, 2 times per day
- If trichiniasis, Vermox 200 mg is prescribed 3 times per day within 3 days, and starting from 4th to 10th days, a dose is increased up to 500 mg 3 times per day
- If echinococcosis, Vermox 500 mg is used 2-3 times per day within 10 days
As you see, a dose depends on the type of a parasite and a degree of the disease symptoms. The more parts of the human body are affected by helminths, the longer Vermox is used.
Children at the age of 2 to 10 years old are prescribed an individual dose but not more than 100 mg per day.
Recommendations for the use
- After the treatment, it is necessary to take stool samples every week within a month, in order to make sure in the efficiency of the therapy. If helminths are not found in stool within 7-14 days, the treatment may be considered successful
- If you take Vermox, avoid fatty meals and alcohol
- In case of severe diseases of liver and Crohn’s disease, the use of Vermox is contraindicated. This drug may increase a pathological dysfunction of the liver
- Children under 2 years old and pregnant women are not prescribed Vermox for the treatment of helminths. These patients are more subject to the development of the side effects.
Dizziness, stomach discomfort, dyspepsia, heartburn are the most common side effects appearing during the use of Vermox. In most cases, these side effects quickly pass and a termination of the treatment is not needed.
But if urticaria appears after the use of Vermox, the treatment must be stopped, and the medicine for helminths should be replaced.