Ovex Single Tablet
Ovex Single Tablet
Ovex Single Tablet offers a focused solution for individuals dealing with the discomfort of threadworm infections. It is especially useful for both adults and children over two years, providing a straightforward and effective means to relieve symptoms such as itchiness and irritation around the anus, particularly at night. The active ingredient in Ovex, Mebendazole, is known for its ability to effectively target threadworms by blocking their absorption of essential sugars, which ultimately leads to their demise.
- Incorporates Mebendazole 100mg, an effective anthelmintic agent.
- Formulated for the treatment of threadworm (Enterobius vermicularis).
- Offers a single-dose treatment that is suitable for adults and children over 2 years.
- The tablet can be chewed, swallowed whole, or crushed, facilitating ease of consumption.
- Acts by inhibiting worms from absorbing essential sugars.
- It is strongly advised that all family members undergo treatment simultaneously to avoid re-infection.
What symptoms or conditions can be treated with Ovex Single Tablet?
Ovex Single Tablet is utilized in the treatment of threadworm infections, which can lead to itchiness around the anus and visible worms in stools.
What are the benefits of using Ovex Single Tablet?
The primary advantage is the efficient elimination of threadworms, which reduces discomfort and prevents the spread within families.
How do Ovex Single Tablet work?
Mebendazole, the active component, obstructs threadworms from absorbing sugars necessary for their survival, resulting in their death.
Can Ovex be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Ovex is generally not recommended for pregnant individuals due to limited safety data. Breastfeeding should be avoided following Ovex intake, as Mebendazole can be transmitted through breast milk.
How should Ovex be taken for the best results?
For optimal outcomes, the tablet may be chewed, swallowed whole, or crushed. Adhering to hygiene practices is crucial to prevent re-infection.
Can Ovex treat other types of worm infections?
Ovex is specifically formulated to address threadworms and may not be effective against other worm infections such as cysticercosis.
Usage and Instructions
The treatment is a single tablet per person.
Adults and children over 2 years:
Take one tablet only.
The tablets are orange flavoured and may be chewed or swallowed whole.
Crush tablet before giving to young children.
Not recommended in children under 2 years.
A single dose of this medicine will kill threadworms. However, it may not destroy their eggs, which can cause re-infection and also infect other people. It is therefore strongly recommended that all members of the family (except pregnant and breast feeding women and children under two) are treated at the same time and that precautions are taken to prevent re-infection.
If symptoms continue, tell your doctor.
In case of re-infection, a second tablet can be taken after two weeks.
Do not use Ovex:
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.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Ovex:
If you are taking any other medicines, including: metronidazole (a drug used to treat bacterial and protozoan infections) and cimetidine (a medicine used to treat excess stomach acidity).
Side effects following the use of Ovex Family Pack occur only in rare instances and are minor:
- short-lived stomach ache or diarrhoea
- allergic reactions (such as rashes, shortness of breath or itching).
Do not hesitate to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other side effects.