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What happens if I miss a dose (Vermox)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Vermox)?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of a mebendazole overdose include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
What should I avoid while taking mebendazole (Vermox)?
Treatment of family members and other close contacts may be necessary. Pinworm is spread very easily to others in close contact with the infected person.
To prevent reinfection, toilets must be disinfected daily, and clothing, linens, towels, and pajamas must be changed and washed daily.
What other drugs will affect mebendazole (Vermox)?
Medicines used to treat seizures, such as phenytoin (Dilantin), ethotoin (Peganone), mephenytoin (Mesantoin), and carbamazepine (Tegretol), may decrease the effects of mebendazole. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medications so that your therapy can be monitored.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with mebendazole. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about mebendazole.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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