Vermox suspension and tablets are used to kill off threadworm infections as well as other common worm conditions.
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Each millilitre of Vermox oral suspension contains 20 micrograms of the active ingredient mebendazole.
Each Vermox tablet contains 100 micrograms of the active ingredient mebendazole.
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Vermox tablets and suspension treatment are manufactured by pharmaceutical brand Janssen. The medication is used to primarily treat threadworm infections but can also be used to treat other common worm infections such as roundworms, hookworms and whipworms. Vermox contains the active ingredient mebendazole which belongs to the anthelmintic group of medicines. It stops the worms from absorbing essential sugars that they need in order to survive. With their sugar stores depleted the worms become weak and eventually die, at which point they are excreted from the body in faeces.
- Effectively combats worm infections
- Available as a chewable tablet or liquid
- Relieves symptoms by killing the source
Threadworm infections are fairly common in the UK, especially amongst young children. The small parasitic worms infect the large intestine where they live for up to six weeks. During their short life the female worms lay lots of eggs around the anus of their host. The eggs hatch and the new worms continue to live inside the intestine and without treatment the cycle continues.
The presence of threadworms can easily be overlooked by the infected person as they do not always cause symptoms. The most common type of symptoms include an itching sensation around the anus, most notable at night when the female worms exit the back passage to lay their eggs. At times you may be able to spot the worms in your stools or on your bed clothes. The worms are a thin, white thread-like parasite that is around one centimetre in length. Severe and stubborn infections can cause weight loss, loss of appetite, insomnia, skin infections and bed wetting. In rare cases the worms can go on to infect the liver or urinary tract and sometimes the female reproductive system.
You can easily contract a threadworm infection by swallowing one of their minute eggs. The eggs are laid by the female threadworms around the anus and vagina, and the mucus that the worms use can cause the area to feel itchy. The eggs can be picked up by fingernails if the area is itched and the nails can go on to transfer the eggs to other surfaces or directly into the mouth. Eggs can commonly be transferred to bedding, towels, toothbrushes, toys, kitchen utensils, furniture, flooring and worktops.
Infected households should adopt a strict hygiene regime to try and prevent reinfection. When a worm infection is spotted all bedding and bed clothes should be washed, the whole house should be cleaned thoroughly with special attention paid to the bathroom, bedrooms and kitchen, fingernails should be cut short and frequent hand washing encouraged, baths or showers should be taken regularly, towels should not be shared and eating in the bedroom should be avoided. Worm infections can be easily transmitted between people. Whilst hygiene improvements can help to minimise the risk of reinfection, treatment is required by all members of the same household to kill off the living worms. Ideally each person should be treated on the same day.
Vermox medication is a popular choice for getting rid of worm infections. Treatment is available as chewable tablets and a liquid solution both of which are taken orally. Vermox contains the active ingredient mebendazole which stops the parasite from being able to absorb glucose. Within a couple of days the lack of sugars kills the worms and they are passed out of the body amongst faeces. A second dose of Vermox may be required around two weeks after the first in order to avoid reinfection.
If you are prescribed Vermox suspension or tablets and the worm infection does not clear up you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
You no longer need to make an appointment with your doctor to get treated for a worm infection. Instead you can buy Vermox medication online from our UK-based pharmacy. Simply complete our online consultation so that one of our doctors can assess the suitability of this medicine for you. If they are happy with the outcome they will issue a prescription to our pharmacy which will proceed to dispense your item. All orders are packaged securely and delivered to your chosen address by tracked courier.Buy now
How to use Vermox
Always adhere to the directions given to you by the prescribing clinician. Doing so will improve the chances of the treatment being successful.
- Shake the bottle.
- The usual dose for treating threadworms or pinworms is five millilitres of suspension, taken orally as a single dose.
- Your doctor may advise you to take a second dose two weeks later, in case of reinfection.
- For threadworms, take one tablet and swallow it whole or chew it.
- Your doctor may advise you to take a second dose two weeks later in case of reinfection.
If you have another type of common worm infection then your doctor may advise a different dosage. If you have further questions or queries related to the directions of this product speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Vermox side effects
Not all users of Vermox will experience side effects. However, it is still important to make yourself familiar with the potential reactions in case they do occur. Seek medical attention immediately if your throat or face becomes swollen or you develop hives, blistered skin or a rash as you may be having an allergic reaction.
Common (1 in 10 people or less):
Uncommon (1 in 100 people or less):
Diarrhoea, flatulence and stomach discomfort.
Rare (1 in 1,000 people or less):
Rash, hair loss, dizziness, inflammation of the liver and reduced white blood cells.
For full details on Vermox side effects consult the patient information guide provided with the product.
Taking it with other medicines
During the consultation please inform the doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any medicines, in particular metronidazole and cimetidine. You should also remember to include those that you are able to buy without a prescription, herbal remedies and dietary supplements.
Conditions to look out for
Please provide the doctor with a full and detailed description of any medical conditions you currently have or have recently recovered from. This will help them to make an informed decision when looking to prescribe this item for you.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Do not use Vermox if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Check with your doctor before using this treatment if you are breastfeeding.
Driving and using machinery
It is not thought that Vermox will inhibit your capacity to drive or use machines.
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Can I still drink alcohol?
It is unclear whether alcohol interacts with this medication. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before drinking alcohol whilst taking Vermox. It is important to bear in mind that your alcohol intake may impinge of your ability to efficiently maintain your strict hygiene routine.
Will I still be able to drive?
It is unlikely that this medication will impede your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Can I take the medicine while pregnant?
Vermox treatment is not recommended for pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding. If you think you have a worm infection and you are pregnant or breastfeeding, contact your doctor.
How should I store it?
There are no specific storage instructions, although all medications should be kept away from children.
Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Mebendazole, sucrose, microcrystalline cellulose and carmellose sodium, methylcellulose, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), sodium laurilsulfate, banana flavour, citric acid monohydrate and purified water.
Mebendazole, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, talc, maize starch, sodium saccharin, magnesium stearate, cottonseed oil hydrogenated, orange flavour, colloidal anhydrous silica, sodium laurilsulfate, sunset yellow (E110).
Is it available over-the-counter?
To buy Vermox from our online pharmacy you will need a prescription. This can be obtained by completing our brief medical questionnaire. One of our qualified doctors will review your case and if suitable, issue a prescription.
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