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- What is mebendazole chewable-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- Is mebendazole chewable-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for mebendazole chewable-oral?
- What are the side effects of mebendazole chewable-oral?
- What is the dosage for mebendazole chewable-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with mebendazole chewable-oral?
- Is mebendazole chewable-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about mebendazole chewable-oral?
What is mebendazole chewable-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Mebendazole is a member of the benzimidazole class of antiparasitic agents, which also includes thiabendazole, albendazole, and triclabendazole. Mebendazole, like other benzimidazoles, causes death of parasites by interfering with the function of tubulin, an important protein in parasites, and preventing glucose uptake. Mebendazole is active against tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, threadworms, pinworms, pork worms, and whipworms. The FDA approved mebendazole in June 1974.
Is mebendazole chewable-oral available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for mebendazole chewable-oral?
What are the side effects of mebendazole chewable-oral?
Mebendazole may cause:
- abdominal pain
- ringing in the ears,
- low blood pressure,
- bloody urine, and
- a drop in number of blood cells.
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