Ovex Tablets Family Pack (4) Threadworms Treatment

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Ovex is a medicine which is used to treat threadworm (sometimes known as pinworm) infections of the gut.
The tablet contains mebendazole, which is one of a group of medicines called ‘anthelmintics’.
This medicine is for use in adults and children aged over 2 years.

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What is Ovex used for?

Do any of your family have threadworms? They are common in children. Consequently they can spread to the rest of the family. You may see threadworms in your poo. Threadworms come out at night and you may see them around you child’s bottom. Other symptoms include an extremely itchy anus or vagina. Additionally waking up at night and irritability may occur. Less common symptoms include weight loss and irritated skin around the anus. Use Ovex tablets to treat Threadworm.

Ovex is a medicine which is used to treat threadworm (sometimes known as pinworm) infections of the gut.
The tablet contains mebendazole, which is one of a group of medicines called ‘anthelmintics’.
This medicine is for use in adults and children aged over 2 years.

What are threadworms?

Threadworms (Enterobius vermicularis) are tiny white parasitic worms that live in the bowel. They are
approximately half an inch long and resemble threads of white cotton – hence the name threadworms.
How common are threadworms?

Threadworms are extremely common, especially in children. It is estimated that up to 40% of children
under ten years in the UK may be affected at any one time. Once a child has threadworms, it is very
easy for the rest of the family to get them.

How do you prevent reinfection?

Threadworm eggs can live outside the body for two weeks. Wash your hands and scrub under your fingernails.Particularly before eating. Bathe or shower every morning. Next, keep your finger nails short.Additionally disinfect kitchen and bathroom surfaces.And finally, make sure children wear underwear at night – change it in the morning

How to avoid spreading the eggs.

Do not shake clothing or bedding, this will spread the eggs. Also do not share towels or flannels. As the eggs spread on your fingers. Threadworms spread on clothes. They can also spread on toys and pets. Additionally, bedding and food can spread them. Threadworms take around two weeks to hatch. If you think you have threadworms speak to your GP. You can also speak to one of our pharmacists.

How do you use 0vex tablets?

This medicine is a single-tablet dose. Do not take more than the stated dose shown below.
For oral use only.
The tablet may be either chewed or swallowed whole. Crush the tablet before giving it to a young child.
Always supervise a child if they are taking this medicine.
Ovex Suspension could be considered for young children who are unable to swallow the Ovex Tablet

Children under 2 years old.
This medicine is not recommended for children aged under 2 years old.

Adults and children aged 2 years and over. Take one tablet per family member.
If symptoms do not disappear within a few days, speak to your doctor.
If you are re-infected your pharmacist may recommend that a second tablet is taken after two weeks

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Side Effects

Like all medicines, Ovex can cause side-effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and seek immediate medi- cal help:
Rare: (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
■ Convulsions (seizures/fits).
■ Allergic reactions including unexplained wheezing, shortness of breath, sudden swelling of your face
or throat, and hives (also known as ‘nettle rash’ or ‘urticaria’).
■ Skin rashes (which may be severe and include blistering or peeling of the skin) and itching, and may be
accompanied by a high temperature.
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor or pharmacist:
Common: (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
■ Stomach pain
Uncommon: (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
■ Stomach discomfort
■ Diarrhoea
■ Wind
Other effects that may occur include:
Rare: (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
■ Infl ammation of the liver or abnormal liver function
■ Reduction in white blood cells (which reduces the body’s defences against infections)
■ Unusual hair loss
■ Dizziness.
Very rare: (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
■ Infl ammation of the kidneys*
■ Nausea
■ Vomiting
*observed in higher and prolonged doses

Further Information

Click here For the patient information leaflet