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Quick summary

Type of medicine

Anthelmintic (Antiparasitic)

Generic

Yes, generic versions available

Active Ingredient

Mebendazole (100mg per tablet)

Effective within

Typically within 24 hours

Works by

Disrupting worm parasites' ability to absorb glucose

Side effects

Abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea

Medication details

Description
Worm infections, though often considered a childhood affliction, can affect individuals of all ages. These unwelcome parasites can lead to discomfort, itching, and various health issues. Ovex Family Pack is a widely recognized over-the-counter medication designed to combat worm infections effectively. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide essential information about Ovex, including its description, usage directions, active ingredients, potential side effects, and important warnings. Please note that the content here adheres to established medical guidelines and knowledge up to September 2021. For the most current instructions and safety updates, consult your healthcare professional or refer to the product's label.
Directions

To maximize the effectiveness of Ovex Family Pack, follow these usage directions:
Dosage: For adults and children over 2 years of age, take one tablet as a single dose. Tablets can be crushed or chewed for easier administration.
Readministration: It is advisable to repeat the dose after two weeks to ensure the elimination of any newly hatched worms.
Children Under 2 Years: Ovex is not recommended for children under 2 years old unless advised by a healthcare professional.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should consult a healthcare professional before using Ovex.

Ingredients

Ovex Family Pack contains the following active ingredient:
Mebendazole (100mg per tablet): Mebendazole is an anthelmintic medication that effectively treats worm infections by disrupting the parasites' ability to absorb glucose, ultimately leading to their demise.

Side Effects

While Ovex is generally well-tolerated, it may cause certain side effects in some individuals. Common side effects include:
Gastrointestinal Discomfort: Mild abdominal pain, nausea, or diarrhea may occur.
Allergic Reactions: In rare cases, individuals may experience an allergic reaction, which can manifest as rash, itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Seek immediate medical attention if any signs of an allergic reaction occur.

Warnings

Before using Ovex Family Pack, consider the following warnings:
Allergies: Do not take Ovex if you are allergic to mebendazole or any other ingredients in the product. If you experience an allergic reaction, discontinue use and seek medical attention.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should consult a healthcare professional before using Ovex. They will assess the potential benefits and risks and provide guidance accordingly.
Other Medications: Inform your healthcare provider about any other medications or supplements you are taking, as they may interact with mebendazole.
Children Under 2 Years: Ovex is not recommended for children under 2 years of age unless specifically advised by a healthcare professional.
Driving and Operating Machinery: Ovex is not known to impair driving or the ability to operate machinery. However, if you experience any side effects that affect your alertness, avoid such activities until you are feeling well.

Medically reviewed and published

  • This page was medically reviewed by Dr Sohaib Imtiaz, Clinical Lead on 5 أكتوبر 2023, 2:45 pm

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FAQs

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Can I give Ovex to my child under 2 years of age?

Ovex is not recommended for children under 2 years old unless advised by a healthcare professional. Consult your healthcare provider for appropriate treatment options for younger children.

How should I store Ovex Family Pack tablets?

Store Ovex tablets in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Ensure they are kept out of reach of children and pets. Check the product packaging for specific storage instructions.

Can I take Ovex if I'm currently taking other medications?

Inform your healthcare provider about any other medications or supplements you are taking before using Ovex. Some medications may interact with mebendazole, the active ingredient in Ovex.

Is it normal to experience mild gastrointestinal discomfort while taking Ovex?

Yes, mild abdominal pain, nausea, or diarrhea can be common side effects of Ovex. If these symptoms persist or worsen, consult your healthcare provider.

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