What is Wormin® Mebendazole Suspension?
Mebendazole is an anthelmintic medication used to treat infections caused by certain types of parasitic worms. It works by inhibiting the production of glucose in the worms, leading to their death.
Mebendazole is specifically used to treat infections caused by nematodes, which are parasitic worms that infect the digestive tract, and roundworms, which are parasitic worms that infect the respiratory tract, muscles, and other organs. It is also used to treat infections caused by pinworms, which are parasitic worms that infect the anus and rectum.
Mebendazole is usually taken as a suspension, which is a liquid form of medication that can be taken by mouth. It is generally well-tolerated and has a low risk of side effects. The most common side effects include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea.
It is important to note that mebendazole is only effective against certain types of parasitic worms and should not be used to treat infections caused by other types of parasites or non-parasitic conditions.
Wormin Suspension is effective against a range of parasitic worm infections in children. It restrains the worms from absorbing the body’s essential nutrients, causing them to lose their energy and leading to their eventual death. The dead worms then get removed from your child’s body through the stool.
Give this medicine to your child by mouth, with or without food. Always ensure to give it as per the dose and way prescribed by the doctor. In case your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking Wormin Suspension, give the same dose again. The duration of the treatment depends on the type of worm your child is infected with.
Wormin Suspension is usually given as a twice-daily dose for 3 days. But, your child’s doctor may prescribe repeating this dose after two weeks to prevent re-infection. Some specific types of infections may require you to give this medicine to your child for a few days to weeks. In such a case, give this medicine to your child for the exact prescribed number of days because stopping this medicine too soon may cause a re-infection.
Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, hair fall, mild fever, and sore throat are some of the common yet temporary side effects of this medicine. Rarely, it may cause bleeding which is a serious side effect of this medicine. Make sure to report to your child’s doctor if the side effects persist or become bothersome or if your child experiences bleeding.
Before giving this medicine to your child, let the doctor know if your child has had any previous episodes of medicine allergy, seizures, liver impairment, kidney malfunction, stomach problems, or blood disorders. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.
In Treatment of Parasitic Worm infections. Worms negatively affect the mental and physical development of children. Children infected with worms are often underweight and have a reduced height as compared to other same-aged children. Wormin Suspension helps treat a variety of worm infections like pinworm, hookworm, tapeworm, and roundworm. It also prevents the infection from spreading by removing inactive forms of worms through stools. Deworming amends anemia and improves nutrition. It also increases growth, promotes weight gain, and improves mental and physical development.
Worms enter your child’s body when your child eats or drinks something that’s infected with a worm or its eggs. Once inside the body, these worms get attached to the inner walls of the intestines and can even enter other body organs. Wormin Suspension works by keeping the worms from absorbing sugar (glucose), thereby depleting their energy level. This causes the worms to die, following which the medicine fosters the removal of these dead worms through stools. This helps treat your child’s infection.