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This medicine is used to treat threadworm and other common worm infections of the gut.
This medicine is for use by adults and children aged over 2 years.
Vermox Suspension is a medicine, which is used to treat threadworms (sometimes known as pinworms) and other common worm infections e.g. (whipworm, roundworm, hookworm). The medicine contains mebendazole, which is one of a group of medicines called ‘anthelmintics’.
The dose of vermox depends on the type of worm infection you are treating. The most common worm infection of the gut is threadworm. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
Directions for use:
Adults and children over 2 years old: Take one 5ml dose. Repeat after 2-4 weeks. If symptoms are still present a few days after taking the dose, consult your doctor.
Other Common Worm Infections (Ascariasis, trichuriasis, ankylostomiasis and mixed infections):
Adults and children over 2 years old: Take one 5ml dose, morning and night for 3 days.
Other Worm Infections (Taeniasis and strongyloidiasis):
Adults: Take two 5ml doses (10ml) morning and night for 3 days.
Children over 2 years old: Take one 5ml dose morning and night for 3 days.
Your doctor will advise the appropriate dose depending on the type of worm infection.
Special warnings about this medicine
Since threadworms can spread very easily, it is strongly recommended that all the family (except pregnant, breast-feeding women or children under 2 years) are treated at the same time and that suitable hygiene precautions are followed to prevent re-infection.
Do not use this medicine:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist:
The active ingredient in Vermox Suspension is: Mebendazole 100 mg per 5 ml.
Other ingredients are: sucrose (sugar)*, microcrystalline cellulose and carmellose sodium, methylparahydroxybenzoate (E218)** and propylparahydroxybenzoate (E216)**, methylcellulose, sodium lauryl sulphate, banana flavour, citric acid monohydrate and purified water
Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.
Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.