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No generic medication is available for Vermox Suspension (Mebendazole)
What Vermox Suspension is and what it is used for
The name of your medicine is Vermox 100 mg/5 ml oral suspension (referred to as Vermox suspension in this leaflet). It contains a medicine called mebendazole. It is one of a group of medicines called ‘anthelmintics’. Vermox suspension is used to treat worm infections of the gut such as:
• threadworms (pinworms)
• other common worm infections (such as whipworm, roundworm, hookworm) This medicine is for use in adults and children aged over 2 years. You or your child has been advised to take Vermox suspension because you have a worm infection. Worms can infect anyone. It does not necessarily mean that your hygiene is poor. To stop you and your family infecting others or re-infecting yourselves, follow the advice below for at least six weeks:
• Keep nails short
• Discourage nail biting or finger sucking
• Wear pyjamas or underclothes in bed
• In the mornings, wash your bottom thoroughly
• Use a separate towel for each person in the house
• Change clothes regularly
• Wash and iron bed linen regularly
• Wash hands and nails well after using the toilet and before meals
How to take Vermox Suspension
Always use Vermox suspension exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Using this medicine
• Take this medicine by mouth
• The dose will depend on which type of worm you have
• Always shake the bottle thoroughly before use
• Use the 5 ml cup in the pack to measure the dose
• Always supervise a child if they are taking this medicine
• You do not need to use a laxative or change your diet How much you should take Adults and children over 2 years old For threadworms (pinworms):
• one 5 ml measuring cup (or spoonful) of suspension A single dose of Vermox suspension will kill threadworms. Your doctor may tell you to take a second dose after 2 weeks in case of re-infection. For other common worm infections:
• one 5 ml measuring cup (or spoonful) of suspension two times a day (morning and evening) for three consecutive days or as directed by your doctor If you take more Vermox suspension than you should If you take more Vermox suspension than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department straight away. If you forget to take Vermox suspension
• Do not take the missed dose
• Take your next dose at the usual time, and then keep taking your medicine as your doctor has told you
• Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Vermox suspension can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Stop using Vermox suspension and tell your doctor straight away if you notice or suspect the following serious side effects. You may need urgent medical treatment.
• Sudden swelling of your face or throat. Hives (also known as nettle rash or urticaria), severe irritation, reddening or blistering of your skin. These may be signs of a severe allergic reaction
• Blistering of your skin, mouth, eyes and genitals
• Fits (convulsions) Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following side effects:
Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people)
• Stomach pain
Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people)
• Stomach discomfort
Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people)
• Inflammation of the liver
• Changes in liver enzymes (shown in blood tests)
• Reduction in white blood cells (shown in blood tests). You may get more infections
• Unusual hair loss
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
How to Store Vermox Suspension
Keep out of the reach and sight of children
• Shake well before use
• Do not use Vermox suspension after the expiry date which is stated on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month
• There are no special storage conditions
• Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. These measures will help protect the environment. Return any leftover Vermox suspension to your pharmacist
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