Mebendazole - Drug Information

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General Information on Mebendazole

Generic Name : Mebendazole

Pronunciation : me ben' da zole

Latest prescription information about Mebendazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihelmintics

Why is Mebendazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihelmintic agent, prescribed for worm infections. It works by killing sensitive worms.

When should Mebendazole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in children less than 2 years old, infants and known hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Mebendazole?

The recommended dose range is 200 800 mg/day in divided doses.

How should Mebendazole be taken?

It comes as a chewable tablet to take by mouth with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Mebendazole?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of worm infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid long-term use of this medication.
Avoid contact with people who have infections.

What are the side effects of Mebendazole?

Transient diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, tinnitus, numbness, fever and dizziness.

What are the other precautions for Mebendazole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Mebendazole?

Store at controlled room temperature (15- 25 C).


Schedule : H

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