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Brand name: Worm Treatment (Pharmacy Health) TM

Active ingredients: mebendazole

What it is used for

For the treatment of threadworm, roundworm, whipworm, hookworm, pinworm, tapeworm, and mixed helminthic infestations.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Orange coloured, circular, flat tablets with bevelled edges plain on both sides

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 2 : Pharmacy Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient mebendazole

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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