What is Vermox?

Mebendazole or MBZ is a medicine used to treat infections by worms. This includes pinworms, roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms, and whipworms. It is taken by mouth and acts to paralyze and kill worms infecting the digestive tract. This reduces the parasite burden to a low level, and since these worms are unable to complete their reproductive cycle within a single human host, the parasite burden remains low unless the person is reinfected. Mebendazole's low toxicity arises in part because very little of this drug is absorbed into the bloodstream. It is in the benzimidazole drug class.

It was introduced by Janssen Pharmaceutica in the early 1970s as an analog of an earlier drug, thiabendazole, relative to which it has the advantage of significantly reduced toxicity. It is included in the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

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I have noticed small worms about 1cm in length and dark brown lest thats how it looks in a white toilet pan. I have taken vermox twice and...

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I recommend a parasitological test to be sure that the medication you take is appropriate for the worms you have but after you start to take the...

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Do threadworms or pinworms cause spots on the skin, especially face and neck? Does the drug vermox work on people with low stomach acid? Does it...

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Welcome to HCM,
Worm infestation can cause anemia which can cause discoloration on cheeks,skin of neck.
Now a days instead Albendazole tablet...

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