Ovex Single Pack


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Description

Ovex Single Pack is a medication used to treat threadworm infections (pinworms) in the digestive tract. It contains the active ingredient mebendazole, which helps eliminate threadworms and their eggs from the body.

Usage Instructions:

  • 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.

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 feel worse after a few days.
  • If you are re-infected, a pharmacist may recommend a second tablet should be taken after two weeks. 

 

Ingredients:

The active ingredient in Ovex is: Mebendazole 100 mg per tablet. Other ingredients are: Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, talc, maize starch, sodium saccharin, magnesium stearate, cottonseed oil – hydrogenated, orange flavour, colloidal anhydrous silica, sodium lauryl sulphate, orange yellow S (E110).

Warnings:

Do not use this medicine:

  • If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients. 
  • If it is for a child under 2 years. 
  • If you are pregnant or think you are pregnant. If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Ovex.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are taking any other medicines, including: 
  • Metronidazole (a drug used to treat bacterial and protozoan infections) as a serious skin reaction can rarely occur. 
  • Cimetidine (a medicine used to treat excess stomach acidity). If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist. If any of the bullet points apply to you now or in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist. 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding:

Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding. 

Special warnings about this medicine:

Since threadworms can spread very easily, it is strongly recommended that all the family (except pregnant, breast-feeding women or children under 2) are treated at the same time and that suitable hygiene precautions are followed to prevent re-infection.

Some of the ingredients can cause problems:

  • Orange Yellow S (E110) may cause allergic reactions. 

Important information on some of the other ingredients in this medicine:

  • This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per tablet, that is to say essentially 'sodium-free'.

PIL Link: 

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1317.pdf

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