What happens if I take too much OVEX?
Like all medicines, Ovex can cause side-effects, although not everybody gets them. – 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’).
How often can you take Ovex tablets?
Age Dose Adults and children aged 2 years and over. Take one tablet per family member. You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after a few days. If you are re-infected your pharmacist may recommend that a second tablet is taken after two weeks.
What is the best Threadworm medicine?
Mebendazole is a type of medicine for treating worms. It is used mainly for infections of the gut such as threadworms (sometimes known as pinworms) and other less common worm infections (whipworm, roundworm and hookworm). You can buy mebendazole from a pharmacy. It’s also available on prescription.
Who should not take OVEX?
Ovex is contra-indicated in pregnancy and in patients who have shown hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients listed in Section 6.1. Ovex is not recommended in the treatment of children aged under 2 years. If symptoms do not disappear within a few days, consult your doctor.
Can I take 2 doses of Ovex?
Adults and children over 2 years: 1 x 5ml (1 dosing cup). Care should be taken to avoid re-infection and it is strongly recommended that all members of the family are treated at the same time. It is highly recommended that a second dose is taken after two weeks, if re-infection is suspected.
Can I take 2 Ovex tablets?
If you think you may have been re-infected with threadworms, speak to a doctor or pharmacist who will likely advise taking a second single dose of Ovex 2 weeks after your initial treatment. To reduce your chances of reinfection it is important to practice good personal hygiene for at least 6 weeks after treatment.
Why does my daughter keep getting worms?
Children can get threadworms when they accidentally get worm eggs on their hands and swallow them. This might happen if they put their hands in their mouths or bite their nails after coming into contact with people with worms or with worm-infected dust, toys or bed linen.
How quickly does OVEX take to work?
It can take up to 3 days for Ovex to kill mature threadworms and for them to be excreted in your stool. If you continue to notice active worms in your stool a week after taking Ovex you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist as they may advise you to take a second dose after 2 weeks.
What is the fastest way to get rid of threadworms?
Mebendazole is the main medication used to treat threadworm infections. It can be bought over the counter from your local pharmacy or prescribed by your GP. It’s available as a chewable tablet or a liquid. Mebendazole works by preventing the threadworms absorbing sugar, which means they should die within a few days.
How do you know if Ovex is working?
How fast does Ovex tablet work?
Can you have worms in your vag?
A female threadworm can lay thousands of tiny eggs around the anus or vagina. The female threadworm also releases mucus, which can cause an itchy bottom. Scratching the anus or vagina, or wiping them after going to the toilet, can cause the eggs to stick to your fingertips or under your fingernails.
Can Ovex tablets be swallowed whole?
Tablets may be chewed or swallowed whole. Crush the tablet before giving it to a young child. Always supervise a child while they are taking this medicine. Ovex Suspension should be considered for patients such as young children who are unable to swallow the tablet.
Where can I buy Ovex in the UK?
Ovex tablet and suspension are available to buy from pharmacies in the UK. Ovex is licensed for treating threadworm in adults and children over two years of age. If you need to treat a child younger than this you will need to see your doctor. What is Ovex used for? To Treat threadworm infections (pinworms).
What are the side effects of Ovex?
Stomach pain is a common side effect of Ovex that affects between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 people. Diarrhoea. Flatulence (wind). Stomach discomfort. Dizziness. Rash. Convulsions. Decreased number of white blood cells in the blood.
What is Ovex used to treat?
For the treatment of gastrointestinal infestations of Enterobius vermicularis (threadworm). There is no evidence that Ovex is effective in the treatment of cysticercosis. Official guidelines should be taken into consideration. Tablets may be chewed or swallowed whole. Crush the tablet before giving it to a young child.