YOUR CHILD’S MEDICINE AT A GLANCE
Mebex Tablet is effective against a range of parasitic worm infections in children. It restrains the worms from absorbing the body’s essential nutrients, causing them to lose their energy and leading to their eventual death. The dead worms then get removed from your child’s body through the stool.
Give this medicine to your child by mouth, with or without food. Always ensure to give it as per the dose and way prescribed by the doctor. In case your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking Mebex Tablet, give the same dose again. The duration of the treatment depends on the type of worm your child is infected with.
Mebex Tablet is usually given as a twice daily dose for 3 days. But, your child’s doctor may prescribe repeating this dose after two weeks to prevent re-infection. Some specific types of infections may require you to give this medicine to your child for a few days to weeks. In such a case, give this medicine to your child for the exact prescribed number of days because stopping this medicine too soon may cause re-infection.
Before giving this medicine to your child, let the doctor know if your child has had any previous episodes of medicine allergy, seizures, liver impairment, kidney malfunction, stomach problem, or blood disorder. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.
BENEFITS OF MEBEX TABLET FOR YOUR CHILD
In Treatment of Parasitic Worm infections
Worms negatively affect the mental and physical development of children. Children infected with worms are often underweight and have a reduced height as compared to other same-aged children. Mebex Tablet helps treat a variety of worm infections like pinworm, hookworm, tapeworm, and roundworm. It also prevents the infection from spreading by removing inactive forms of worms through stools. Deworming amends anemia and improves nutrition. It also increases growth, promotes weight gain, and improves mental and physical development.
HOW CAN I GIVE MEBEX TABLET TO MY CHILD?
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Mebex Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW MEBEX TABLET WORKS
Worms enter your child’s body when your child eats or drinks something that’s infected with a worm or its eggs. Once inside the body, these worms get attached to the inner walls of the intestines and can even enter other body organs. Mebex Tablet works by keeping the worms from absorbing sugar (glucose), thereby depleting their energy level. This causes the worms to die, following which the medicine fosters the removal of these dead worms through stools. This helps treat your child’s infection.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mebex Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Mebex Tablet is recommended.
Mebex Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mebex Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Monitoring of liver function tests (LFT) and complete blood count (CBC) is recommended while your child is taking Mebex Tablet.
Interaction with drugs
WHAT IF I FORGET TO GIVE MEBEX TABLET TO MY CHILD?
Do not panic. Unless your doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it is almost the time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.
Mebex Tablet does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-
Common side effects of Mebex
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Hair loss
- Sore throat
Q. How can I know that my child is having a worm infection?
In worm infestations, your child may complain of an itchy bottom (rectal area), difficulty sitting, fatigue, and restless sleep due to anal itching, or persistent stomach pain with loss of appetite or frequent indigestion. Another sign of worm infection is pica in which you may notice your child eating inedible substances such as mud. Speak to your child’s doctor as soon as you notice any of these in your child. The doctor may ask for your child’s stool and blood samples on 3 different days for examination. Depending upon the reports, the doctor will decide upon the treatment and prescribe your child with medicine.
Q. How can my child become infected with intestinal worms?
Children typically develop the highest intensity of infection. The infection can be transmitted from the eggs of worms present in human feces which contaminate soil in areas with poor sanitation. These worms and their eggs can get transmitted by drinking contaminated water or by eating contaminated vegetables and fruits without washing or peeling. Your child may also get infected by playing in the soil that is contaminated with the eggs of the worms. So, when your child returns home after playing, ask them to clean up using soap and water.
Q. What does deworming mean?
Deworming is the process of killing and expelling worms from the body. Mebex Tablet is widely used for the deworming treatment of children less than 2 years of age.
Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Mebex Tablet?
You can give your child medicines meant to relieve pain and fever unless your doctor has told you not to. However, there do exist some medicines that should not be given with Mebex Tablet. So, to negate the risk of any side effects, talk to your child’s doctor before giving any other medicines to your child.
Q. What is the best time to give Mebex Tablet to my child?
Mebex Tablet can be given at any time of the day. Just remember to give it in the dose and way as prescribed by your child’s doctor.
Q. Who should not take Mebex Tablet?
Mebex Tablet should not be given to children with known allergies to any other ingredients of this medicine, or any other similar medicines like albendazole or thiabendazole, in the past. Signs of an allergic reaction may include an itchy skin rash, shortness of breath, and swelling of the face or tongue. Let the doctor know about all of your child’s medical conditions before giving the medicine. The doctor should also be aware of any other medicines that your child might be taking, as they may affect or be affected by this medicine.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.