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Can You Take Mebendazole When Pregnant


Jul 29, 2021Mebendazole Pregnancy Warnings. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk.-According to some authorities: Use is contraindicated. AU TGA pregnancy category: B3 US FDA pregnancy category: Not assigned. Risk summary: Insufficient data available on use of this drug in pregnant women to inform a drug-related risk.


  • Routine use of mebendazole in pregnancy. It may not be necessary to treat all pregnant women in Sri Lanka with anthelmintics, as some areas have a low prevalence of infection. Routine anthelmintic therapy could-be limited to areas where prevalence rates are known to be high.

  • Probably not: Mebendazole has shown activity damaging to the infant in pregnant rats at oral doses approximately equal to the human dose. The use of Mebendazole is... Read More

  • In the treatment of threadworm/pinworm in pregnancy, mebendazole could be considered after first attempting rigorous hygiene measures. When used in the treatment for hookworm, and if required during the first trimester, the benefit of treatment.

Can You Take Mebendazole When Pregnant

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