Vermox (Mebendazole)

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Vermox (Mebendazole) Medication Information

Uses

Vermox is an anthelmintic used to treat gastrointestinal infections caused by hookworms, roundworms, pinworms, and whipworms.

Dosage

The tablets are available in 100 mg strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Vermox include:

  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Rash 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Mebendazole.

Precautions

There is a risk of convulsions in infants when they take Vermox.

Patients taking high doses of Mebendazole can develop lower blood counts, blood should be monitored during treatment. 

In patients who are taking Vermox and metronidazole, there is an increased risk of developing a serious skin rash.

Interactions

A common drug interaction with Vermox includes:

  • Metronidazole 

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Mebendazole. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (59-77 ºF). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • You should avoid taking Vermox and metronidazole together because it can increase your risk of developing a life threatening skin condition. 
  • Mebendazole can be taken without or with food. 
  • The Vermox tablets can be chewed and crushed to be mixed with food if they cannot be swallowed. 

Mebendazole FAQs

Is Vermox taken before or after food?

Vermox can be taken with or without food, so it can be taken before or after a meal.

 

How long does it take Vermox to kill worms?

It can take several days to kill all the worms, but it will not do anything to the eggs, which is why it can be recommended to take it for up to 2 weeks. 

 

What happens after taking Vermox?

The most common side effects with Mebendazole include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and rash.

 

What is the best time to take Vermox?

It is recommended to take Vermox in the morning and evening. Try to space the medication out so there is approximately 12 hours between doses. 

 

Does Vermox kill all worms?

Vermox is used to treat roundworm, whipworm, pinworm, and hookworm. 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Vermox {package insert}. Titusville, NJ: Janssen Pharmaceutical Co.; 2016.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/017481s047lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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