mebendazole, Vermox

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

woman with abdominal pain

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Chewable tablets: 100 mg

STORAGE: Mebendazole should be protected from light and stored at room temperature, between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

DOSING: Recommendations are based on the infecting organism being treated.

  • Initial dosing for some hookworm, roundworm, tapeworm, and whipworm infections is 100 mg twice daily for 3 days.
  • Initial dosing for pinworm infection is 100 mg as a single dose. The dose may be repeated in 2 to 3 weeks if needed.

DRUG INTERACTIONS:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/31/2015

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