No one likes the idea of worms. Unfortunately, threadworm (also known as pinworm) infections are pretty common, and they spread easily between children at school and their families at home when their hands become contaminated with worm eggs. The good news? Threadworms are relatively harmless and usually don’t cause too many problems for either children or adults. And even better news? Treating worms is simple with VERMOX worm medication.
VERMOX kills threadworms with a single dose. And when it comes to worm treatment for adults vs worm treatment for kids, there’s no need to stress. With VERMOX, it’s the same dose for adults and children, making it easy to treat the whole family. And treating the entire household at the same time – even if some people don’t have symptoms or any signs of infection – combined with good hygiene practices are crucial to break the cycle of infection. Let’s explore the VERMOX range of worming solutions, designed to suit the whole family.
VERMOX Choc Chews, available in 4 and 6 tablet packs, are chocolate flavoured chewable tablets that effectively kill threadworms with one tablet, once.
VERMOX Choc Chews are suitable for both adults and children from 2 years of age, with the same easy dose of one tablet, once for each member of the family – without the hassle of body weight measurements or dosage calculations.
VERMOX Choc Chews are chewable and can be taken with or without food. The tablets can be crushed before giving them to children. VERMOX Choc Chews are free from gluten, sugar, dairy, and preservatives.
VERMOX Orange Flavoured Tablets, available in 2, 4 and 6 tablet packs, are orange flavoured tablets that effectively kill threadworms with one tablet, once.
VERMOX Orange Flavoured Tablets are suitable tablets for worms in adults and also in children aged 2 years and over. The dose is the same for each member of the family – one tablet, once – eliminating the need for time-consuming body weight measurements or complicated dosage calculations.
VERMOX Orange Flavoured Tablets can be taken with or without food, and can be swallowed whole with water, chewed, or crushed. The tablets should be crushed before being given to children. VERMOX Orange Flavoured Tablets are free from gluten, sugar, dairy, and preservatives.
VERMOX Banana Flavoured Liquid is a suspension that effectively kills threadworms in both adults and children aged 2 years and over with just one dose. Each member of the family can take the same dose – one 5 mL spoonful, once – no body weight measurements or dosage calculations required.
VERMOX Banana Flavoured Liquid can be taken with or without food, and is free from gluten, lactose, and preservatives.
The active ingredient in all VERMOX worm treatment products is mebendazole 100 mg. Mebendazole is an effective and well-tolerated threadworm medication, with studies showing high cure rates of 90% to 100% with a single 100 mg dose. A repeat dose in 2 to 3 weeks is often recommended to ensure the infection is completely eradicated.
Mebendazole is also an effective treatment for other intestinal worm infections, including roundworm, whipworm, and hookworm. The recommended dosage of mebendazole for these particular infections is different to the dosage for threadworm infections. These types of worms occur much less frequently in Australia than threadworms, so it’s important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you think you might have a roundworm, whipworm, or hookworm infection.
For all types of intestinal worms, mebendazole works in the same way to kill the worms. Mebendazole binds to a protein in the parasitic worms called beta tubulin and stops this protein working properly. This prevents the worms from absorbing a sugar called glucose, which they need to give them energy. After a few days without glucose, the worms don’t have enough energy to survive and so they die
So when threadworms move into your household, VERMOX has you covered with their range of effective and easy-to-use worm medicine for kids from 2 years of age and adults.
● Treat each member of the family with the same dose of the same medication*
● One dose, once – no need for body weight measurements or dosage calculations
● Available in tablet and liquid form in a range of great tasting flavours
VERMOX kills adult threadworms with just one dose. VERMOX is also an effective whipworm, hookworm, and roundworm treatment for humans. These types of worm infections are not very common in Australia, so if you think you have another type of worm infection, talk to your doctor about the correct dose for treating these infections.
Treating the whole family is easy with VERMOX – one tablet once can effectively kill threadworms in both adults and children over 2 years of age. Adults do not need to take a higher dose of medication than children.
You can find the entire range of VERMOX worm liquids and worm tablets for humans over the counter at all leading pharmacies.
It’s important to treat the whole household at the same time, even if not everyone has symptoms of threadworm infection. VERMOX Choc Chews are available in 4 and 6 tablet packs and VERMOX Orange Tablets are available in 2, 4, and 6 tablet packs, making it simple to treat a family of 4.
VERMOX is available over the counter from your pharmacy and does not require a prescription. If you have any concerns or questions about your symptoms or treating a worm infection, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The VERMOX range is suitable for children 2 years of age and over. For babies and toddlers under 2 years of age, talk to a doctor about appropriate worm medicine for kids.