Mebendazole Tablets 500mg


Mebendazole Tablets 100mg
Mebendazole Tablets 500mg
Mebendazole Tablets 1000mg

Mebendazole is a registered trademark

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.

  • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
  • If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist
  • This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours
  • If you get side effects and they become serious or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist

In this leaflet

1. What Mebendazole tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you use Mebendazole tablets
3. How to use Mebendazole tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Mebendazole tablets
6. Further information
7. Further advice regarding worms

1. What Mebendazole tablets are and what they are used for

The name of your medicine is Mebendazole 100mg tablets (referred to as Mebendazole tablets in this leaflet). Mebendazole tablets contain a medicine called mebendazole. It is one of a group of medicines called ?anthelmintics?.

Mebendazole tablets are used to treat worm infections of the gut such as:

  • threadworms (pinworms)
  • other common worm infections (such as whipworm, roundworm, hookworm)

This medicine is for use in adults and children aged over 2 years.

You or your child has been advised to take Mebendazole tablets because you have worm infection. Worms can infect anyone. It does not necessarily mean that your hygiene is poor.

2. Before you use Mebendazole tablets

Do not use Mebendazole tablets if:

  • You are allergic to anything in Mebendazole tablets (listed in section 6 below)
  • You are pregnant

Do not use this medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Mebendazole tablets.

Warnings and precautions

  • Mebendazole tablets should not be given to children under 2 years of age
  • Mebendazole should only be given to younger children if your doctor has specifically prescribed it. Your doctor will decide whether Mebendazole is suitable for your child. You must follow the doctor?s instructions carefully.

Taking other medicines

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription, herbal medicines, dietary supplements or vitamins.

In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking:

  • Metronidazole – for certain infections
  • Cimetidine – for excess stomach acidity

Talk to your doctor before using Mebendazole tablets if you are taking any of these medicines.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

  • Do not take Mebendazole tablets if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or might become pregnant
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are breast-feeding

Driving and using machines

This medicine is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any tools or machines.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Mebendazole

This medicine contains 0.06mg of sunset yellow. This ingredient may cause allergic reactions.

3. How to use Mebendazole tablets

Always use Mebendazole tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Taking this medicine

  • Take this medicine by mouth
  • The dose will depend on which type of worm you have
  • Crush the tablet before giving it to your child. Always supervise a child if they are taking this medicine
  • Chew the tablets or swallow them whole
  • You do not need to use a laxative or change your diet

How much you should take

Adults and children over 2 years old

For threadworms (pinworms):

  • one tablet
    A single Mebendazole tablet will kill threadworms. Your doctor may tell you to take a second tablet after two weeks in case of re-infection.

For other common worm infections:

  • one tablet two times a day (morning and evening) for three consecutive days or as directed by your doctor.

If you take more Mebendazole tablets than you should

If you take more Mebendazole tablets than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department straight away.

If you forget to take Mebendazole tablets

  • Do not take the missed dose
  • Take your next dose at the usual time, and then keep taking your medicine as your doctor has told you
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Mebendazole tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop using Mebendazole tablets and tell your doctor straight away if you notice or suspect the following serious side effects. You may need urgent medical treatment.

  • Sudden swelling of your face or throat. Hives (also known as nettle rash or urticaria), severe irritation, reddening or blistering of your skin. These may be signs of a severe allergic reaction
  • Blistering of your skin, mouth, eyes and genitals
  • Fits (convulsions)

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following side effects:

Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people)

  • Stomach pain

Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people)

  • Stomach discomfort
  • Diarrhoea
  • Wind
  • Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting)

Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people)

  • Rash
  • Inflammation of the liver
  • Changes in liver enzymes (shown in blood tests)
  • Inflammation of the kidneys
  • Reduction in white blood cells (shown in blood tests). You may get more infections
  • Unusual hair loss
  • Dizziness

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store Mebendazole tablets

  • Keep out of the sight and reach of children
  • Do not use Mebendazole tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month
  • There are no special storage conditions
  • Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. These measures will help protect the environment. Return any leftover Mebendazole tablets to your pharmacist

6. Further information

The active substance in Mebendazole tablets is mebendazole. The tablets contain 100mg of mebendazole.

The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, talc, maize starch, sodium saccharin, magnesium stearate, cottonseed oil hydrogenated, orange flavour, colloidal anhydrous silica, sodium laurilsulfate, sunset yellow.

What Mebendazole tablets look like and contents of the pack

Mebendazole tablets are available in blister packs containing 6 tablets.

7. Manufactured in India by:
Unit No. 214, Old Bake House,
Bake House Lane, Fort,
at: Ahmedabad- Gujarat, INDIA.
Ho.NO. +91 8448 444 095
Toll Free Phone: (1800-222-434 / 1800-222-825)