Details About Generic Salt ::  Mebendaz

Main Medicine Class:: Antihelmintic   

(meh-BEND-uh-zole)
Vermox
Class: Antihelmintic

 

Drugs Class ::

 Action Kills parasitic worms by blocking glucose uptake, thus depleting stored glycogen. Without glycogen, parasite cannot reproduce or survive.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Treatment of pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis), round worm (Ascaris lumbricoides), common hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale), American hookworm (Necator americanus) and whipworm (Trichuris trichiura) in single or mixed parasitic infections.

Drug Dose ::

 Route/Dosage

Trichuriasis, Ascariasis and Hookworm Infection

ADULTS & CHILDREN: PO 100 mg tablet AM and PM on 3 consecutive days.

Ascaris Infection

ADULTS & CHILDREN: Alternative dose: PO 500 mg as single dose.

Enterobiasis

ADULTS & CHILDREN: PO 100 mg as single dose.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Standard considerations.

Drug Precautions ::

 Precautions

Pregnancy: Category C. Lactation: Undetermined. Children: Safety and efficacy in children < 2 yr not established.

PATIENT CARE CONSIDERATIONS


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

GI: Transient abdominal pain and diarrhea. OTHER: Fever.

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Kills parasitic worms by blocking glucose uptake, thus depleting stored glycogen. Without glycogen, parasite cannot reproduce or survive.

Drug Interactions ::

 Interactions

Carbamazepine; hydantoins (eg, phenytoin): Pharmacological effects of mebendazole may be decreased.

Drug Assesment ::

 Assessment/Interventions

  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies.
  • Monitor results of stool testing prior to and 3 wk after treatment is initiated.
  • Obtain baseline vital signs and monitor throughout therapy.
  • Notify physician of new-onset fever after initiation of therapy and diarrhea during expulsion of worms.
  • Report to physician any signs of abdominal pain with diarrhea.
  • Disinfect toilet facilities, towels, bed linens, and clothing daily.
  • Avoid self-contamination. Practice thorough hand washing.
  • Check for infection in other family members.
OVERDOSAGE: SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
  GI complaints

Drug Storage/Management ::

 Administration/Storage

  • Give with food; crush or allow patient to chew tablets if patient has difficulty tolerating ingestion.
  • Store in tightly closed container.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Advise patient to chew tablet or to crush tablet and mix with food.
  • Instruct patient to wash clothing, bed linens and towels daily and to disinfect bathroom facilities daily.
  • Advise that infected person sleep alone.
  • Caution patient not to put fingers in mouth.
  • Emphasize importance of thorough hand washing, especially after toileting, to avoid reinfecting self.
  • Explain that all family members should be treated to eradicate infestation.
  • Tell patient that second treatment is sometimes necessary.
  • Instruct family/patient to call physician if fever, abdominal pain or diarrhea develops.

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