Ovex Family Pack Tablets are used specifically for the treatment of threadworms found in the gut.
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:
- Weight loss
- Sudden weight loss
- Struggles to sleep or to say asleep
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.
Adults and children over 2 years: (excludes pregnant women)
- 1 tablet chewed or swallowed whole. Not to be given under 2 years.
- 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.
Ovex Family Pack Tablets:
- Side effects are rare but should you experience any side effects report to your doctor or pharmacist.
Ovex tablets contain mebendazole, which helps to prevent the worm infections in the gut. Orange flavoured tablet containing:
Mebendazole 100mg. Ovex also contains microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, sodium saccharin, sodium lauryl sulphate, orange flavour and orange yellowS (El 10).