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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 the dosage for mebendazole chewable-oral?
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.
Which drugs or supplements interact with mebendazole chewable-oral?
- Mebendazole should not be used with metronidazole (Flagyl) due to the increased risk of rare but serious life-threatening skin conditions known as Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.
- Carbamazepine (Tegretol, Tegretol SR, Equetro, Carbatrol), fosphenytoin (Cerebyx), ethotoin (Peganone), and phenytoin (Dilantin, Dilantin-125) may interfere with successful treatment with mebendazole by decreasing its blood levels.
- Cimetidine (Tagamet) may increase mebendazole levels and increase the risk of side effects from mebendazole.
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