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Threadworm question

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PhotoBob2 Fri 11-Nov-16 09:44:26

Why does the brand of mebendazole sold here in the UK (OVEX) say to take 1 tablet (or 5ml spoonful if taking the liquid) as a dose (i.e 100 mg) when the World Health organisation material on treating adults for worms indicates 400mg is an adult dose. I am 48 and am very unhappy to say I have worms. 2 dogs, 2 sons 19 and 15 and husband in house so I have treated us all as I expect I have noticed them but we all have them. Does anyone know why the dose is so small here in the UK?

janinlondon Fri 11-Nov-16 10:00:53

You may be looking at the WHO doses for other worms I think.. THeir threadworm rec is the same as the NICE rec:


A single dose of 100 mg, repeated at least once after an interval of 2 to 4 weeks. It is advisable to treat all members of the household concurrently.

PhotoBob2 Fri 11-Nov-16 19:46:29

Thanks janinlondon - very reassuring xx

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