Vermox Suspension is a medication used to treat worm infections, such as threadworm and pinworm. It contains a medicine called Mebendazole, which belongs to a group of medicines called anthelmintics. It works by preventing worms from absorbing sugars that are essential for their survival.
Use and Dosage
Vermox Suspension is an oral medication that can be taken with or without food. It can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. However, high-fat meals may decrease the absorption of the medication, so avoid consuming high-fat meals while taking Vermox Suspension.
General guidance to use Vermox Suspension
- Shake the bottle thoroughly before use.
- To treat threadworm infection in adults and children over 2 years old:
- Take one 5 ml dose.
- After two to four weeks take another 5 ml dose.
- To treat other common worm infections in adults and children over 2 years old:
- Take one 5 ml dose twice daily for three consecutive days or as directed by your GP.
The dosage and length of treatment will depend on the type and severity of the infection, as well as the patient’s age and weight. Follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider. It is not suitable for children under 2 years of age.
Common Side Effects of Vermox Suspension (Mebendazole):
Serious Side Effects of Vermox Suspension (Mebendazole):
- Black, tarry stools
- Cough or hoarseness
- Dark urine
- Fever with or without chills
- General feeling of tiredness or weakness
- Hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
- Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- Light-colored stools
- Lower back or side pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Painful or difficult urination
- Pale skin
- Redness of the skin
- Sore throat
- Sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Upper right abdominal or stomach pain
- Yellow eyes and skin
Forms and Strength
Vermox Suspension (Mebendazole) is available in the following forms and strength:
Vermox Suspension: Suspension
- Vermox Suspension should be avoided by patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption, or sucrase-isomaltase deficiency because it contains sucrose.
- Vermox Suspension should be used with caution in patients with liver disease or a history of liver problems because it can cause liver damage.
- The safety and effectiveness of Vermox Suspension have not been established in children under 2 years of age.
- Vermox Suspension should be used with caution in patients taking certain medications, such as cimetidine, because it may increase blood levels of mebendazole and increase the risk of side effects.
- Patients should avoid alcohol while taking Vermox Suspension as it can increase the risk of side effects.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their healthcare provider before taking Vermox Suspension, as its safety has not been established in these groups. Discuss your medical history and any medications you are taking with your healthcare provider before taking Vermox Suspension to ensure its safety and effectiveness.
- Patients who are allergic to mebendazole or any of the other ingredients in Vermox Suspension should not take the medication.
- Vermox Suspension should not be taken by patients who are experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea, or bloody stools, as these symptoms may indicate a more serious underlying condition that requires medical attention.
- Patients should inform their healthcare provider if they are taking any other medications, supplements, or herbal remedies, as they may interact with Vermox Suspension and affect its effectiveness or increase the risk of side effects.
- Patients should use caution when driving or operating heavy machinery while taking Vermox Suspension, as it may cause dizziness or other side effects that can impair their ability to perform these tasks safely.
- Vermox Suspension should be stored at room temperature and kept out of reach of children. Patients should check the label for the expiration date and should not use the medication if it has expired or if the liquid shows any signs of discoloration or deterioration. Follow the proper use and dosage instructions and inform your healthcare provider about any concerns or side effects associated with Vermox Suspension.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where can I buy Vermox Suspension?
Vermox Suspension is available for purchase with a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.
How long does it take for Vermox Suspension to work?
The efficacy of Vermox Suspension depends on the specific parasitic infection being treated. Consult a doctor for more information on treatment duration.
Can children take Vermox Suspension?
Yes, Vermox Suspension can be used in children over the age of 2 for the treatment of certain parasitic infections. However, the dosage may be different depending on the child’s age and weight, so consult a doctor before administering the medication to a child.
Can Vermox Suspension be taken with food?
Yes, Vermox Suspension can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. However, high fat meals may decrease the absorption of the medication, so it is recommended to avoid consuming high-fat meals while taking Vermox Suspension.
How is Vermox Suspension stored?
Vermox Suspension should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Keep the bottle tightly closed and out of reach of children.