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Ovex Suspension is a really powerful way to fight threadworm being a clinically proven drug. It is suitable for the whole family and it can be purchased without the necessity for a prescription for anybody over the age of 2. If you're planning to provide this medication to anyone beneath 2 years, you will need a prescription.
How effective Is Ovex suspension?
Ovex Suspension is a very effective way to combat threadworm, being a clinically proven medicine. It is suitable for the whole family and it can be purchased without the need for a prescription for anyone over the age of 2. However, if you are planning to give this medicine to anyone under 2 years, you will need a prescription.
Ovex suspension can be easily purchased online (bottles come in at 30ml) through most online pharmacies and depending on the age, without a prescription. Feel free to speak to medical professionals at Click Pharmacy if you need further advice on how to use the medication or if it is right for you.
How should I take Ovex Suspension and what dosage?
Before use, Ovex suspension is for oral use only. For adults and children, you should take a 5ml spoonful of Ovex suspension as a single dose, it is as simple as that. If symptoms have not disappeared after 72 hours, you should consult a doctor. A second dose of 5ml should be taken once more after 2 weeks if the threadworm infection comes back. Do not overuse as there is a potential risk of overdose if used irresponsibly.
How does Ovex suspension work?
The way Ovex suspension does its wonderful job is via its main active ingredient, mebendazole, which in itself is a medicine explicitly designed fo treat nefarious internal worms. Mebendazole works by stopping the worms from being able to absorb the body's internal sugars that are essential for survival. By doing this, it depletes the energy stores that the worms need, eventually leading to their death within just a few days. The dead worms are then extracted from the gut in the stools. Although Ovex suspension kills the adult worms, it doesn't do the same to their eggs, so it's extremely important to be very thorough with hygiene, even after the initial treatment. Doing this avoids the risk of a new infection.
How long do I take Ovex suspension?
As previously stated, Ovex suspension combats multiple malicious worms, if the worm is a Threadworms, the length of the dosage should be just 1 single dose, and that's it. If symptoms haven't disappeared after 72 hours, you should consult a doctor. Also, if the threadworm appears again after 2 weeks, take another single dose. For other worms such as whipworm, roundworm, and hookworm, follow a doctor's instructions on how to take mebendazole. You need to take a dose 2 times a day for 3 days.
What are the side effects of Ovex suspension?
Like all medicine, Ovex suspension has several side effects; these include Diarrhoea, Flatulence (wind), and Stomach discomfort. These are the most common side effects; the rarer side effects include Dizziness, Rash, Convulsions, Decreased number of white blood cells in the blood, inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), Abnormal results in liver function test, Hair loss, Severe allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, wheezing, swelling of face and throat, hives and Severe allergic blistering skin reactions affecting the tissues of the eyes, mouth, throat, and genitals (Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis).
When shouldn’t I take Ovex suspension?
You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients as these could cause a harmful allergic reaction. It is not advised that you give this medicine to anyone under the age of 2; the only way you can do this is because a doctor has recommended this. You should also avoid taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as the main ingredient, mebendazole can get into the bloodstream and even into the breastmilk. If you have any questions regarding taking medicine while being pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your doctor.
What is the difference between Ovex suspension, Prispen, and Vermox?
The main difference between Ovex suspension and Prispen is that the latter can be taken by children under the age of 2 whereas Ovex cannot.
The main difference between Ovex and Vermox is that the latter is tablet-based, whereas Ovex suspension is liquid-based.
Always read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment. The patient information can be found here.
Content reviewed 06 April 2020, Last updated 06 April 2020