Anthelmintic Medicine Mebendazole. A broad spectrum anthelmintic. It slowly immobilizes and kills parasitic worms probably by inhibiting their microtobular transport system. It acts on round worms,whip worms. Pin worms, hook worms, thread worms and tape worms. It is poorly absorbed and has no systemic effect. It is thus useful in the treatment of a variety of worms found in the intestine. Following mebendazole, worms are passed out in stools.
Doses and Administration
1) Pin Worms
These are white in color, small about 0.5-1 cm in length .
Dose : Orally 100mg single dose (Adult and children dose is same but in case of infants Syrup should be used.)
2) Round Worm
It is also useful in round worm infestation.
Dose : 100mg Tablet or Syrup twice daily x 3 days.
3) Hook Worm
It is useful in hookworm disease.
Dose : 100mg Tablet or Syrup twice daily x3 days after meal(total 6 Tablet.)
4) Whip Worms
It is also useful to a limited extent in the treatment of whip worms.
Dose:One Tablets(100mg) twice daily x3 days.
5) Tape Worms
Mebendazole is also useful in the treatment of tape worms.
Dose: 2 Tablets (200mg) towice daily x 3 days (total 12 Tablet).
Note : Dose are similar for adults and children above.
* Dr. Ram Bahadur Bohara is the Chairman of the of Nepal Alternative Medical Development Council and Advisor of Science Infotech.
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