Vermox is a deworming pill that is used to treat parasitic infections in the intestines. It is also possible to use this medication to treat worm infections that have affected other areas in the body. Vermox is also known as Mebendazole among medical professionals in the field.
How It Works
Vermox is an anti-worm medication. Thus, it works by destroying the worms that reside in your body. The drug is highly useful in preventing the growth newly hatched worms. By blocking the multiplication of these worms, the drug is able to prevent the infection from deteriorating into a severe extent.
As an anthelmintic medication, the drug is used to treat intestinal infections that are caused as a result of a number of worms. This includes the pinworm, whipworm, hookworm and roundworm. The medication can treat infections caused by multiple worms at the same time. Moreover, Vermox can also be used to treat worm infections caused in other areas of the body (trichinosis).
The drug is taken by mouth and can be consumed with or without food. You can chew, crush or bite the medication.
It is possible to mix the drug with food too. The dosage is usually determined by your weight and severity of condition. For pinworm infections, the drug must only be consumed once. For common worm infections, Vermox can be consumed for three consecutive days. The drug must be taken twice a day on all three days, preferably in the morning and evening. If you are taking the drug for worm infections that have affected a part of your body other than the intestines, you might have to take the drug for a few weeks.
This medication should be taken regularly in order to benefit the most from it. Do not skip or miss your doses.
Continue the treatment until the prescribed medication is finished. You must not stop the consumption abruptly – even if the symptoms of the infections have disappeared. Stopping the treatment prematurely can result in the parasites from returning.
The following are some adverse health effects that you might experience during the treatment period.
Signs of bone marrow suppression – sudden weakness, sore throat, mouth sores and difficulty in swallowing.
Signs of liver problems – nausea, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite and jaundice.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, do not hesitate to call your doctor for immediate medical attention.
Make sure to follow the precautionary information given below to eliminate the occurrence of the drug’s side effects.
Speak to your healthcare provider to figure out your diet plan.
Do not starve or force yourself to vomit. This will not cure the condition.
Do not use the drug on children who are younger than the age of 2.
Do not consume the drug if you are allergic to Mebendazole.
Do not take the medication for longer than necessary or increase your dosage without informing your physician.
Increasing your dosage will not kill the worms faster, but will only result in overdosing.
It is not known whether the consumption of Vermox can affect a baby. Regardless, it is best to avoid the medication during the period of pregnancy.