Vermox (Mebendazole)

Solve your problems with worm infections through Vermox. It has the effective deworming ingredient Mebendazole that efficiently gets rid of the worms in the stomach. Learn about its proper use, precautions, side effects as well as where to obtain it through the article below.

What is Vermox? 

Vermox is an anthelmintic or a deworming medication.  It prevents the growth and the infestation of newly hatched insect larvae in your body. Vermox is used as a treatment for infections caused by worms such as pinworm, whipworm, hookworm, and roundworm. This medicine can also treat infections caused by multiple kinds of worms.

Vermox is a brand name of the generic medicine Mebendazole. Each tablet of Vermox has 100 mg of its active ingredient Mebendazole.

Vermox is prescribed as a remedy for the following types of worm infections in the gut:

  • Roundworm infections or ascariasis
  • Threadworm infections or enterobiasis
  • Whipworm infections or trichuriasis
  • Hookworm infections 

Vermox is used as a treatment for these infections in adults and children over two years of age. This medicine is available in tablet form or suspension.

How does Vermox work? 

Vermox contains anthelmintic medicine mebendazole as its active ingredient. It works by starving the worms from absorbing sugars that they need for survival. Because of this, the energy stores of the worms get depleted leading to their eventual death within a few days. The dead worms will then be eliminated from the stomach through the stools.

Vermox can kill the mature worms but not their eggs. Thus, practising good hygiene is necessary after the treatment. Getting new eggs into the system should be avoided, so as not to cause a new infection.

You should take the following measures to avoid new eggs of worms from entering the body:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and scrub under the nails after going to the toilet, and before preparing or eating food.
  • Wear underwear or pyjamas in bed.
  • Keep fingernails short and clean, and avoid dirt from depositing inside the nails. Avoid biting your nails or sucking your fingers.
  • Bath or shower in the morning. This will cleanse any eggs that were laid in the anus area overnight.

What are the benefits of taking Vermox? 

Vermox is effective in eradicating infections caused by worms. It effectively deprives the worms of absorbing sugar, leading to their subsequent elimination. Thus, you will get the benefit of a worm-free stomach after using Vermox.

The use of this product though should be accompanied with good, proper hygiene because the medicine can kill adult worms but not their eggs. Consistent cleanliness and good hygiene will prevent new eggs from entering the body, which will eventually grow and cause an infection.

How do I use Vermox? 

Vermox tablets or suspension may be taken before or after food. The tablet may be swallowed whole. I can also be chewed or crushed especially when given to young children.

Before taking Vermox suspension, you should shake it well.

If Vermox is intended as a treatment of threadworm, the whole family should take the dose instead of the only one infected. This is because threadworms easily spread. The whole family should take the medicine at the same time even if they do not show symptoms.

If symptoms persist or improvement is not seen within a few days of taking the medicine, you should consult your doctor.

People who are allergic or intolerant to any Mebendazole tablets like Vermox or any of its ingredients should not take the medications. Read through the patient information leaflet and check the ingredients first, to find out if there is something in the list that you may be allergic to.