Ovex Family Pack Tablets are a treatment for threadworms.
It can be taken by children as young as two years old and quickly works to irradicate threadworms. It is recommended that the treatment should be taken by the entire family at the same time.
Ovex Family tablets are to be taken orally.
What are Threadworms?
Threadworms are tiny worms that infest your gut and you can spot in your poo. They have the appearance of thin, white threads and are common among children. Threadworms can cause irritation and itchiness around the anus, especially at night.
What are the Symptoms of Threadworms?
More often or not, threadworms go unnoticed by people as the symptoms can be subtle.
One symptom people can experience is an intense itching around the anus (or the vagina for girls). More so at night when female threadworms are laying their eggs and can disturb your sleep.
In some cases, people have actually spotted threadworms on their bedclothes and sheets at night or can be spotted in your stool. These look like threads of white cotton about 1 centimetre long.
Severes threadworm infections can cause:
- Struggles to sleep or to say asleep
- Sudden weight loss
- Weight loss
In very extreme cases, threadworms can find themselves outside the intestines and enter the urinary tract or the liver. For women, in very rare cases for girls and adult women, threadworms can be seen outside the vagina or womb.
How do Ovex Tablets Works?
Ovex Family Pack Tablets work by preventing the worms from being able to absorb sugars in the body which are essential for their survival. This causes the worms to lose energy drastically and eventually die within a few days. Dead worms are naturally excreted from the gut in the stools.
Uses / Instructions
Adults and children over 2 years: (excluding pregnant women)
1 tablet chewed or swallowed whole. Not to be given under 2 years.
This tablet is not to be taken in pregnancy or by breastfeeding mothers.
Do not use this medicine if:
•It is for a child under 2 years. 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.
•Please consult your pharmacist or doctor before using this medicine if you are currently pregnant, likely to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
•Please consult your pharmacist or doctor if you are currently taking any other medicines as this may cause an interaction.
•If you think you may be allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this medicine, please seek medical advice before taking.
•If you have any questions after you have bought this medication, please speak to your pharmacist.
Like all medicines, Ovex can cause side-effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor or pharmacist:
Common: (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
■ Stomach pain
Uncommon: (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
■ Stomach discomfort
For a full list see the patient information leaflet.
The active ingredient in Ovex Family Pack tablets is: Mebendazole 100 mg per tablet.
Other ingredients are: Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycollate, talc, maize starch, sodium saccharin, magnesium stearate, cottonseed oil – hydrogenated, orange fl avour, colloidal anhydrous silica, sodium laurilsulfate and orange yellow S (E110).