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Brand name: Worm Treatment (Pharmacy Action) TM

Active ingredients: mebendazole

What it is used for

For treatment of single or mixed helminthic infestations of Enterobius vermicularis (threadworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm), Trichuris trichura (whipworm) and of Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus (hookworm).

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

Slightly orange, circular, flat, bevel-edged, half scored tablet with orange flavour.

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Food interactions

For the active ingredient mebendazole

  • Lipid rich meals may improve absorption.
  • Take with food.

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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