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Mebendazole is a drug that is used to treat worm infections. This drug belongs to the class of drugs called antihelminthics. Mebendazole works by killing the worms. This medicine comes as chewable tablets and is normally a single dose.

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I have pain and white strings in my stool. What is it?

Query: Hi, I am a 34 year old female. I noticed what looks like white strings in my stool. I am also having symptoms like abdominal cramps and pain, severe fatigue, memory issues, dizziness, and sometimes constipation. I am hoping it is not parasites. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Symptoms which you have mentioned are related to two diseases, parasites or IBS. To confirm if it is parasites, stool routine examination has to be done.  This might be due to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) also. This condition presents with alternate constipation wit...  Read Full »

My pinworm infection symptoms are not improving after Mebendazole. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am struggling with pinworm infection. I took one dose of Mebendazole (100 mg) and it helped. Two weeks later, I took the recommended second dose and about three days after I started exhibiting symptoms again. It is now a week after taking the second dose, symptoms are not improving.  Read Full »

Dr. Y. Siva Roja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your problem. Reinfection with pinworm is quite frequent. Mebendazole two doses are the standard way of treatment. But in your case, reinfection may have occurred because of remnant eggs. 1) Please change your sheets on the bed and wash them thor...  Read Full »

My son had OPV vaccination. Is it safe to take Neopeptine?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2.6 years old son is suffering from stomach gas since last month. Every night he wakes up from his sleep crying. He got an OPV yesterday morning, and we gave him Neopeptine 5 ml tonight for the stomach problem. I am scared that I gave him the syrup after OPV. Is there any risk assoc...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Neopeptine (combination of Pepsin and Alpha-amylase) is an absolutely safe medicine even if given alone or with any other medicine or any vaccine. It is the best medicine for abdominal pain. 2. Regarding stomach upset, keep a check on the appetite of the child as to ...  Read Full »

How to treat recurring worm infection in my 2-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 2 years old and suffering from worm disease. After taking medicines, it repeatedly occurs every three months. She was already given Mebex before one month, but it does not work out. So please suggest how to completely clear worms disease. Please advise the treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In this case of recurrent worm infestation, I would advise you to do a course of Mebex (Mebendazole) for the entire family living with the child and for the child itself once a week for 10 weeks. This will be coupled with a thorough cleaning of the house, specificall...  Read Full »

Kindly help with identifying the worm, causing infection.

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Mebendazole for worms. My doctor does not know what worms they are, and I wonder if they may have contributed to some chronic health issues. I have a picture of the worm I had in my stool and was looking for guidance in diagnosing what it might be. Kindly help. Thank yo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your case history and the attached pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems to be a small roundworm infection or ascariasis. You can submit your stool sample for microscopic examination and determine the exact type o...  Read Full »

With a Hb of 8.7 in pregnancy, is blood transfusion needed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 weeks pregnant. This is my second pregnancy and I delivered my first child through C-section. I have low Hb content. As per my blood report done before a month, my Hb was 5.2 g/dL. After a couple of days, I was given two bottles of blood through an IV and started to have iron enri...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hemoglobin (Hb) less than 10 g/dL during pregnancy is unfavorable. Blood transfusion should be done when Hb levels are less than 7 g/dL, so you do not need a blood transfusion now. You have to check your Hb till it reaches at least 10. The rate of increase in Hb is same...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to take Mebendazole more than twice a year?

Query: Hello doctor, Please tell about worm infection. I am 20 years old and had worm infection twice in the year and had also completed Vermox Mebendazole course of three days twice. Please suggest taking it again is dangerous to health or not?  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, you develop worm infestation when you consume food which is uncooked, not washed properly, or if you eat food out frequently (from the infected food handlers). You might want to take care if you are overdoing any of the above. Alternatively, you can take t...  Read Full »

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