Vermox (mebendazole) can be prescribed to prevent the multiplication of worms (whipworm, pinworm, roundworm, and hookworm) in your body, this way treating infections caused by the presence of such worms. When taking Vermox you can crush, chew or mix the tablet with some food. It is not known exactly whether this drug can be harmful to an unborn baby. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding make sure your health care provider knows that you are taking Vermox. This medicine is not intended for anyone younger than 2 unless your doctor recommends otherwise.
It's important to keep taking Vermox even if your symptoms improve significantly. You may be recommended to take this drug for up to three weeks, although the period of time required to kill the worm can be less. Everything depends on the susceptibility of the worm to the drug and the way your digestive system functions. Taking more of this medicine will not enhance any of its effects, so make sure you observe the dose recommended. If you think you have taken too much of this drug and have diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain or nausea seek emergency medical assistance.