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Generic: thiabendazole
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It is used to treat infections caused by roundworms, hookworms, pinworms, whipworms, or threadworms
               



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What is this medicine?

THIABENDAZOLE (thye a BEN da zole) is an anthelmintic. It is used to treat infections caused by roundworms, hookworms, pinworms, whipworms, or threadworms.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • anemia
  • dehydration
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • malnutrition
  • other chronic illness
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to thiabendazole, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Chew or crush the tablets before swallowing. Take after meals. You can mix this medicine with juice or semi- solid food (such as applesauce or pudding). Take at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course of medicine prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you feel better.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • aminophylline
  • caffeine
  • theophylline

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional to check that your infection has gone. If you have a severe infection you may need a second course of tablets.

Wash your hands, scrub your fingernails and shower often. Every day change and launder bedclothes, linens, and undergarments. This will help keep other family members from getting infected. Disinfect the toilet every day, and damp mop the floors often to reduce the number of worm eggs.

Other people in your house may need treatment. Check with your doctor or health care professional as some worms are spread easily. Treat cats and dogs regularly for worms.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you.

               
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