thiabendazole-oral, Mintezol (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: This medication should not be used as prophylactic treatment for pinworms or any other worm infections. This medication should not be used if you have a mixed infection with the Ascaris type of roundworm. This drug may cause the Ascaris worms to spread in your body, and possibly appear in your nose and mouth. Contact your doctor if this should occur. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, anemia, dehydration, poor nutrition, any allergies. This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: theophylline. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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