Mebendazole - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Mebendazole

Generic Name : Mebendazole
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Mebendazole are provided here.

Pronunciation : me ben' da zole

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Mebendazole, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y41.4 Therapeutic Classification : Antihelmintics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Mebendazole

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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 be taken? (Contraindications)

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

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 for Mebendazole?

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

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.