Ovex Family Pack - 4 Threadworm Treatment Tablets

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Ovex Tablet Family Pack

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Pack Size: 4

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Ovex Threadworm Tablet Family Pack


Ovex Treadworm Treatment

  • Ovex is a single tablet treatment for threadworms.
  • Designed for treating gastrointestinal infestations of Enterobius vermicularis (threadworm).
  • All members of the family should be treated at the same time to prevent reinfection.
  • Another tablet can be used 2 weeks after initial tablet if reinfection occurs.

Ovex Family Pack is a medicine which is used to treat threadworm (sometimes known as pinworm) infections of the gut. The tablets contain mebendazole, which is one of a group of medicines called ‘anthelmintics’. This medicine is for use in adults and children aged over 2 years.

What are threadworms?

Threadworms (Enterobius vermicularis) are tiny white parasitic worms that live in the bowel. They are approximately half an inch long and resemble threads of white cotton – hence the name threadworms.

How common are threadworms?

Threadworms are extremely common, especially in children. It is estimated that up to 40% of children under ten years in the UK may be affected at any one time. Once a child has threadworms, it is very easy for the rest of the family to get them.

How do they spread?

Threadworms spread by producing large numbers of tiny eggs. These eggs are so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye. When swallowed, the eggs pass into the bowel where they hatch into worms. When mature, the female threadworm lays her eggs at night around the anal area, which causes an “itchy bottom”. The resulting irritation can cause intense scratching, which may lead to further infections if the skin becomes sore or broken. Scratching also allows transfer of the eggs to the fi ngers and nails. Eggs can then be easily transferred to the mouth by finger sucking or nail biting, causing re-infection, and spread to other members of the family by direct contact or via food, towels and bed linen etc. Threadworm eggs are present in house dust; they stick to clothing, carpets, towels and bed linen; they can also be picked up on unwashed vegetables and salads. Because the eggs are so small and so widespread, it is very easy for them to be swallowed.

Lifecycle of threadworms

2 - 6 weeks. 1. Scratching the bottom transfers eggs to fi ngers and from there back to the mouth or to others either by direct contact or via food, bed linen etc. 2. Eggs swallowed. 3. Female worms migrate to the anal area to lay eggs at night.

Are they harmful?

Threadworms do not cause serious damage but they are an irritating problem. Besides the intense itching, which can be distressing and embarrassing for the sufferer, they can also lead to disturbed sleep, tummy aches, irritable crying, loss of appetite or an unusually large appetite. Sometimes, threadworms can be transferred to the vagina and urinary passage. This can result in vaginal irritation and discharge, symptoms of cystitis or bed wetting.

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  • Take one tablet per family member. 
  • This medicine is a single-tablet dose.
  • Do not take more than the stated dose.
  • For oral use only. 
  • The tablets may be either chewed or swallowed whole.
  • Crush the tablet before giving it to a young child. 
  • Always supervise a child if they are taking this medicine. 
  • If symptoms do not disappear within a few days, speak to your doctor. 
  • If you are re-infected your pharmacist may recommend that a second tablet is taken after two weeks.
The active ingredient in Ovex Family Pack tablets is: Mebendazole 100 mg per tablet. Other ingredients are: Microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycollate, talc, maize starch, sodium saccharin, magnesium stearate, cottonseed oil – hydrogenated, orange fl avour, colloidal anhydrous silica, sodium laurilsulfate and orange yellow S (E110).
Like all medicines, mebendazole can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. Common side effects These side effects happen in more than 1 in 100 people. Talk to a doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or last more than a few days: stomach pain stomach discomfort including bloating and wind diarrhoea Serious side effects Stop taking mebendazole and call a doctor straight away if you have: blisters on your skin, mouth, eyes or genitals yellow skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow – these can be signs of liver problems
Some medicines and mebendazole interfere with each other. Check with a pharmacist or doctor if you're taking: metronidazole – a medicine usually used for bacterial or protozoan infections cimetidine – usually used for excess stomach acid
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Weight restrictions apply. In the event that any heavy or bulky items are ordered, Clear Chemist will contact you and advise you accordingly if you will be subject to any extra delivery charges.

Standard delivery is provided by Royal Mail.


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  1. Excellent Review by Miss P

    Cheapest on the market and very fast delivery.
    Will definitely be back. (Posted on 04/09/2014)

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