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Vermox

Other names used:

  • Antiox®
  • Ovex®
  • Pripsen®

Active Ingredients:

  • Mebendazole

How does Vermox work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Vermox is anti-helminthic preparation with a broad spectrum action. It is highly effective against enterobiasis and trichocephaliasis. Action mechanism is associated with inhibiting of glucose utilization, depletion of glycogen in helminths tissue and preventing cellular tubulin synthesis Mebendazole also retards synthesis of ATP in helminths cells.

Which conditions are treated with Vermox?

  • Enterobiasis
  • Ascaris lumbricoides infestation
  • Ancylostomiasis
  • Strongyloidiasis
  • Trichocephaliasis
  • Trichinosis
  • Taeniasis
  • Echinococcosis
  • Alveococcosis
  • Capillariasis
  • Gnathostomes
  • Mixed helminthosis

What should a patient know before using Vermox?

The Vermox should not be used in cases of:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the medication ingredient
  • Non-specific ulcerous colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Liver failure
  • Children (under 2 years of age)
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding

In long-term treatment it is necessary to monitor blood picture, liver and kidney function. Do not drink alcohol or take fatty food with mebendazole.

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Vermox include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain

High doses and long-term use may cause: vomiting, diarrhea, headache, allergic reactions (skin rash, hives, angioedema), increased activity of liver transaminases, leukopenia, anemia, hair loss, hematuria, cylindruria, hypercreatininemia.

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Vermox?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Insulin
  • Lipophilic substances
  • H2 histamine receptor blockers (cimetidine)
  • Anticonvulsants (carbamazepine)

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Vermox is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.


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