mebendazole, Vermox (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: Adverse outcomes in animal studies have been observed. Adverse outcomes in human pregnancy have not been seen, however the Centers for Disease Control recommends postponing pinworm therapy until the third trimester when possible.

NURSING MOTHERS: While excretion into breast milk is unlikely, caution should be used since data is not available on excretion of mebendazole into breast milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: Mebendazole may cause abdominal pain and diarrhea, which may be in response to the death of worms. Other side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, headache, vomiting, chills, itching, flushing, hiccups, ringing in the ears, low blood pressure, bloody urine, and a drop in number of blood cells.

REFERENCE: FDA Vermox Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/15/2014

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