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Tiabendazole - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Tiabendazole is used to treat worm infections.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Tiabendazole exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take it together with food or immediately after a meal. Chew the tablet thoroughly before swallowing it.

The dose of Tiabendazole will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the treatment timeframe depending on the type and severity of your infection.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not take Tiabendazole as a preventive treatment for pinworm infections as this medicine may not be suitable for you.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- liver disease
- kidney disease
- anaemia (low red blood cell count)
- malnourished

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Practise good hygiene to reduce the chances of getting infected again. Wash your hands before eating and after using the toilet.

What side effects could I experience?

Tiabendazole may cause dizziness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach pain.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking medicines for asthma e.g. theophylline.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Protect from freezing.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Tiabendazole - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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