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MEBENDAZOLE TABLETS 100MG

Active substance: MEBENDAZOLE

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Pripsen Mebendazole
Tablets
Important information about Pripsen
Mebendazole Tablets
•  his medicine is used to get rid of
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threadworms (pinworms).
• t can be used by adults, the elderly and
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children over 2 years.
•  ince threadworms can spread very easily, it
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is strongly recommended that all the family
members are treated at the same time.
•  ou can take a second tablet 14 days after the
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first one if re-infected. See section 3.
Do not use…..
•  uring pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.
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Do not give….
•  o children under 2 years.
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Now read the rest of the leaflet before you use
this medicine. It includes other information
which might be especially important for you.
•  eep this leaflet. You may need to read it
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again.
•  sk your pharmacist if you need any more
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information or advice.
• f any of the side effects gets serious, or if
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you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. What the medicine is for
Pripsen Mebendazole Tablets belong to a group
of medicines called Anthelmintics which are
used to eliminate threadworm infections.
The tablets contain mebendazole which kills the
worms within a few days of taking.

2.  efore you use this
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medicine
 not use the medicine if you or
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your child have…..

•  n allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
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section 6.
•  r is under 2 years old.
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Talk to your doctor if you or your
child have....

•  orphyria (a rare disease of the blood
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pigments).

alk to your doctor or pharmacist if
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you or your child are taking....

• Cimetidine (used to treat peptic ulcers).
•  etronidazole (an antibiotic used to treat some
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types of infection).

Pregnant or breastfeeding ….

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might
be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Pripsen
Mebendazole Tablets should not be used in
pregnancy or breastfeeding.


Important information about some
of the ingredients

•  his product contains sorbitol (E420). If you
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have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicinal product.

3. How to use this medicine
Chew or swallow the tablet.


Adults, the elderly and children
over 2 years

One tablet.

Children under 2 years

Do not give to children under 2 unless your
doctor tells you to.

Follow up dose, if re-infected:

On rare occasions the first tablet may not kill all
worms, or you may be re-infected from other
family members.
•  ake another tablet 14 days after the first one,
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if you still have worms or have become
re-infected.
If symptoms persist after taking two tablets you
should ask your doctor for advice.

If you take too many

If you accidentally take too many, see a doctor
straight away. Take the pack with you to show
which medicine you have swallowed.

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Product
Title

Pripsen Mebendazole Tablets

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Pack Size

2's and 8's

IG Code

23637108

Dimensions

210 x 148mm

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Date

03.09.2013

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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Pripsen Mebendazole
Tablets can have side effects, although these
don’t affect everyone.
Stop using Pripsen Mebendazole Tablets and
tell your doctor straight away if you notice or
suspect the following serious side effects.
You may need urgent medical treatment.
•  ossible signs of severe allergic reactions such
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as rash, skin redness or blistering, itching,
swelling or hives.
•  llergic reactions such as serious illness
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with blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and
genitals (Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic
epidermal necrolysis).
• Headache. • Dizziness. • Fits (convulsions).
Other possible side effects are:
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Stomach pain. • Diarrhoea. • Stomach
discomfort, wind. • Inflammation of the liver.
If you notice these or any other side effect not
included above, stop use and tell your doctor or
pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Care Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this
medicine.

5. Storing this medicine
•  eep it out of the reach and sight of children.
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•  o not store above 25°C.
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•  tore in the original package.
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•  o not use after the expiry date shown on the
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carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.

•  edicine should not be disposed of via
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wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment.

threadworms before their tenth birthday. People
of all ages can catch threadworms, however
careful they are about their cleanliness.
Although this disorder is a nuisance, it is
harmless and easily treated.

6. Further information

Where do threadworms come from?

What is in this medicine

The active ingredient per tablet is:
mebendazole 100mg.
The other ingredients are: sorbitol (E420),
magnesium stearate, orange flavour, povidone, maize
starch, croscarmellose sodium and sodium
saccharin.

What the medicine looks like

Pripsen Mebendazole Tablets are mottled offwhite, round, flat faced tablets with a bevelled
edge.They are available in cartoned blister
packs as a one-person treatment containing 2
tablets or as a family pack containing 8 tablets.

Marketing authorisation holder

Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.

Manufacturer

Custom Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Conway Street,
Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3LW, UK.
This leaflet was revised in September 2013
Pripsen is a trade mark of Thornton and Ross Ltd.

Health and Hygiene Information

What are threadworms (pinworms)?
Threadworms, as their name suggests, are
threadlike, white worms about a centimetre
long. They can often be seen in the stools or on
the toilet paper, where they look like threads of
white cotton.
Threadworms are very common, especially in
children. Experts have estimated that as many
as four out of every ten children suffer from

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MHRA Header Box
Product
Title

Pripsen Mebendazole Tablets

Component

Leaflet

Pack Size

2's and 8's

IG Code

23637108

Dimensions

210 x 148mm

Proof No.

1

Colours Used

Process Black
Keyline (Does not print)

Date

03.09.2013

PCP Header Box
Operator

Approved by
Date

gill.kennedy

Artwork No 460475
Suf fix

CRN

7860

Reason for
Change

Type II safety updates- RFI's
received

8682

Issued by
Date

MHRA/IMB
submission Yes
required

Fonts Used

Helvetica

Threadworms cannot be caught from pets since
they only live in humans. Even the cleanest
household can catch threadworms because the
microscopic eggs are easily carried on clothes
and bed linen, on skin, under fingernails and
on food.
Threadworms are passed from person to person
very easily so it is important to follow a few
simple hygiene rules. If followed carefully for six
weeks they will reduce the risk of threadworms
coming back into your home. The most
important rule is to treat the whole family on the
same day and repeat after 14 days, if necessary.

Home Hygiene Rules

•  ingers and nails must be washed and
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scrubbed with a nailbrush after each visit to
the toilet and before each meal.
•  isinfect the toilet seat, toilet handle or chain
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and the door handle regularly.
•  acuum bedrooms daily, damp-dust surfaces
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and try not to raise dust.

Personal Hygiene Rules

•  eep finger nails cut short.
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•  ear pyjamas or pants in bed.
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•  athe each morning, remembering to wash
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your bottom thoroughly.
•  ave a towel for sole use.
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•  hange and wash clothes and bed clothes
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regularly.
Follow these hygiene rules for six weeks from
the date of the family taking the first dose of
Pripsen Mebendazole Tablets.
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