Generic name: thiabendazole
Dosage form: Chewable Tablets and Suspension
Medically reviewed on November 20, 2017.
The recommended maximum daily dose of MINTEZOL is 3 grams.
MINTEZOL should be given after meals if possible. Tablets MINTEZOL should be chewed before swallowing. Dietary restriction, complementary medications and cleansing enemas are not needed.
The usual dosage schedule for all conditions is two doses per day. The dosage is determined by the patient's weight.
A weight-dose chart follows:
|30 lb||0.25 (½ tablet)||2.5 (½ teaspoon)|
|50 lb||0.5 (1 tablet)||5.0 (1 teaspoon)|
|75 lb||0.75 (1½ tablets)||7.5 (1½ teaspoons)|
|100 lb||1.0 (2 tablets)||10.0 (2 teaspoons)|
|125 lb||1.25 (2½ tablets)||12.5 (2½ teaspoons)|
|1.5 (3 tablets)||15.0 (3 teaspoons)|
The regimen for each indication follows:
|*STRONGYLOIDIASIS||2 doses per day for 2 successive days.||A single dose of 20 mg/lb or 50 mg/kg may be employed as an alternative schedule, but a higher incidence of side effects should be expected.|
|CUTANEOUS LARVA MIGRANS
|2 doses per day for 2 successive days.||If active lesions are still present 2 days after completion of therapy, a second course is recommended.|
|VISCERAL LARVA MIGRANS||2 doses per day for 7 successive days.||Safety and efficacy data on the seven-day treatment course are limited.|
|*TRICHINOSIS||2 doses per day for 2-4 successive days according to the response of the patient.||The optimal dosage for the treatment of trichinosis has not been established.|
|2 doses per day for 2 successive days.||A single dose of 20 mg/lb or 50 mg/kg may be employed as an alternative schedule, but a higher incidence of side effects should be expected.|
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