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MEBENDAZOLE TABLETS 100MG

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PRIPSEN MEBENDAZOLE TABLETS LEAFLET
PL 00240/0085
Pripsen Mebendazole Tablets
Important information about Pripsen Mebendazole Tablets
• This medicine is used to get rid of threadworms (pinworms).
• It can be used by adults, the elderly and children over 2 years.
• Since threadworms can spread very easily, it is strongly recommended that all the family members are
treated at the same time.
• You can take a second tablet 14 days after the first one if re-infected. See section 3.
Do not use…..
• During pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.
Do not give….
• To children under 2 years.
Now read the rest of the leaflet before you use this medicine. It includes other information which
might be especially important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if 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. Before you use this medicine
Do not use the medicine if you or your child have…..
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 6.
• Or is under 2 years old.
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
• This product contains sorbitol (E420). If you 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.
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PRIPSEN MEBENDAZOLE TABLETS LEAFLET
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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.
• Take another tablet 14 days after the first one, 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.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Pripsen Mebendazole Tablets can have side effects, although these don’t affect
everyone.
Possible side effects are:
• Headache.
• Dizziness.
Rarely:
• Allergic reactions such as rash, redness, itching, swelling and skin eruptions.
• Stomach ache and diarrhoea.
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 Card 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
• Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not store above 25°C.
• Store in the original package.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
• Medicine should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of any unused medicine. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Further information
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 off-white, 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.
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PRIPSEN MEBENDAZOLE TABLETS LEAFLET
PL 00240/0085
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 last revised in November 2014
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 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.
Where do threadworms come from?
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
• Fingers and nails must be washed and scrubbed with a nailbrush after each visit to the toilet and before
each meal.
• Disinfect the toilet seat, toilet handle or chain and the door handle regularly.
• Vacuum bedrooms daily, damp-dust surfaces and try not to raise dust.
Personal Hygiene Rules
• Keep finger nails cut short.
• Wear pyjamas or pants in bed.
• Bathe each morning, remembering to wash your bottom thoroughly.
• Have a towel for sole use.
• Change and wash clothes and bed clothes regularly.
Follow these hygiene rules for six weeks from the date of the family taking the first dose of Pripsen
Mebendazole Tablets.
First dose taken…………………………(date)

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