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The active ingredient in Vermox is mebendazole. This is an anthelmintic agent, meaning an agent designed to destroy parasitic intestinal pinworms / threadworms, that acts to inhibit the absorption of sugars by the worms. It does this by interfering with the proteins in either the worm’s intestine or its absorptive cells, therefore starving it of the energy necessary to survive.
Vermox suspension (liquid) is available in a 15ml bottle of banana flavoured suspension containing 5ml of mebendazole.The Vermox combination pack contains 2 orange flavoured tablets and one 15ml bottle of banana flavoured suspension.
Ingredients: The active ingredient Vermox is mebendazole. The inactive ingredients of the tablets are colloidal silicon dioxide, sodium starch glycolate, corn starch, hydrogenated vegetable oil, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, saccharin sodium, talc, tetrarome orange and FD&C yellow No. 6. Vermox suspension contains sucrose, methyl hydroxybenzoate and propyl hydroxybenzoate.
Side effects: In rare cases involving very heavy pinworm / threadworm infestations a Vermox treatment can produce transient symptoms including diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Other possible side effects are rare because mebendazole is poorly absorbed by the intestine but may include a loss of appetite, vomiting, drowsiness, headache or dizziness.
Cautions: There are few precautions regarding Vermox. It should not be taken by children under two years of age and it should not be taken during pregnancy. If you are unsure about either of these restrictions then you should consult with a health professional. You should not take Vermox if you are allergic to, or have a hypersensitivity to, any of its ingredients. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include swelling, extreme dizziness or difficulty breathing. Caution is required if you suffer from acute liver disease or are taking the anti-ulcer medication Cimetidine. In either of these cases, long-term treatment with mebendazole can lead to an excessive plasma concentration in the blood when the liver does not breakdown the mebendazole sufficiently. Caution should also be taken if you using the anticonvulsant Carbamazepine.
Other Vermox products include: Vermox Tablets.
Using Vermox for Threadworm
Vermox is a worm treatment containing the active ingredient mebendazole, which is used to control threadworm infestations. With very few exceptions, Vermox can be taken by the whole family and features a very simple dosage system. A spoonful in of the liquid (suspension), is all that is required for each family member.
Dosage: For the banana-flavoured liquid suspension, the dosage is one 5ml spoonful each. Shake the bottle well before use. If threadworm reinfection occurs after two weeks, then repeat the treatment. Read the information available on this website to see how best to prevent a reinfestation of threadworm in your home or refer to directions on the product packaging.
Dosage: One 5ml spoonful taken in the morning and one 5ml spoonful taken in the evening for three consecutive days.
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Vermox is a trademark of Biotech Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, 83 Cherry Lane, Laverton North, Victoria, 3026 Australia. Hotline 1800 620 898