Vermox is an antiparasitic drug used in the treatment of nematodoses.
Release form and composition
They produce flat-cylindrical white, with a characteristic smell Vermox tablets, with a risk on one and the inscription "VERMOX" on the other side, in blisters of 6 pieces.
One tablet contains 100 mg of mebendazole and the following excipients:
- Magnesium stearate;
- Corn starch;
- Colloidal silicon dioxide;
- Sodium saccharinate;
- Lactose monohydrate;
- Sodium lauryl sulfate.
Indications for use
Vermoxum prescribed to patients with capillariasis, ascariasis, alveococcosis, nematodes, trichinosis, teniasis, enterobiasis mixed helminth, strongyloidiasis, trichuriasis, ancylostomiasis multiple, and echinococcosis gnathostomiasis.
The use of Vermox is contraindicated in cases of Crohn's disease, pregnancy, liver failure, ulcerative colitis, during the breastfeeding period, as well as in case of hypersensitivity to the components of the drug and children under two years of age.
Dosing and Administration
Vermoxes are taken orally with water. Dosage means and duration of therapy depend on the patient's age and disease, namely:
- With trichinosis, 200-400 mg Vermoxa per day is prescribed to all patients for 3 days, then from 4 to 10 days they take 400-500 drugs three times a day;
- In cases of ascariasis, ankilostomiasis, trichuriasis, helminth infections, strongyloidosis and teniasis, patients of all age categories take 0.1 g of the drug twice a day (in the morning and in the evening) for 3 days;
- In enterobiasis, children over 10 years old and adults are prescribed a single dose of 100 mg of the drug, children 2-10 years old - 25-50 mg. The same dose of Vermox is prescribed to patients after 2-3 weeks after the last administration of the drug, if there is a likelihood of re-invasion;
- In cases of echinococcosis, adults and children take 0.5 g of the drug 2 times a day for 3 days, then from 4 to 6 days - 500 mg 3 times a day.
In accordance with the instructions Vermox can cause abdominal pain, dizziness and nausea. In cases of high doses of the drug for a long period of time, hair may fall out, liver transaminase activity may increase, vomiting, angioedema, skin rash, anemia, headache, eosinophilia, urticaria, leukopenia, vomiting, cylindruria, diarrhea, hematuria and hypercreatininemia may occur.
Studies have found that Vermox can adversely affect the development of the fetus.
In cases of drug overdose, the following symptoms occur:
- Abdominal pain and diarrhea;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Hepatitis and neutropenia.
In such cases, it is recommended gastric lavage and the appointment of activated carbon.
In cases of prolonged use of Vermox, it is important to regularly monitor the pattern of peripheral blood, liver function and kidney function.
It is not recommended to consume alcoholic beverages, fatty foods and laxatives during the day after taking the drug.
In cases where, within 7 days after the last administration of Vermox, in smears of the anal area and feces do not detect worms or their eggs, drug therapy is considered effective.
The drug is synonymous with mebendazole and Vormin.
The analogues Vermox include drugs Sanoxal, Albendazole, Nemozol, Helmodol-VM and Medamin.
Terms and conditions of storage
The instructions to Vermox indicated that the drug should be stored in a dry, well-ventilated, out of the reach of children and light place, at a temperature not exceeding 30 ° C.
A medicine is released from a pharmacy by prescription; its shelf life should not exceed five years. After the expiration date Vermoks must be disposed of.