• Ovex Family Pack 4

Ovex Family Pack 4

  • Brand: McNeil
  • Product Code: OVE15E
  • Availability: In Stock

Our price: £9.99 (inc VAT)
RRP: £11.14 (inc VAT)

Ovex family pack. Contains 4 single tablet treatments for threadworms sometimes known as pinworms.

As this is a pharmacy medicine, we need to ask you a few confidential questions about your use of the medicine, so that our pharmacist can assess if it is suitable for you.

Safety Questions



  • For grown-ups and children 2 years and over
Side effects following the use of Ovex Family Pack occur only in very rare instances and are usually minor, such as short-lived stomach ache or diarrhoea, or allergic reactions (such as rashes, shortness of breath or itching).

Very rarely, convulsions in infants have been reported.

Very rarely, a serious skin reaction involving rashes, blisters on the skin and sore mouth/eyes has been reported. If you have a high temperature or feel unwell with one of these reactions, contact your doctor immediately.

With long term use above recommended doses, there have been very rare reports of a reduction in white blood cells (which reduces the body's defences against infection), inflammation of the kidneys and liver and abnormal liver function.

Do not hesitate to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other side effects.

The active ingredient of Ovex Family Pack is mebendazole.

Each pale orange tablet contains 100 mg mebendazole.

The tablets also contain the following ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, talc, maize starch, sodium saccharin, magnesium stearate, cottonseed oil - hydrogenated, orange flavour, colloidal anhydrous silica, sodium lauryl sulphate, orange yellow S (E110).

This pack contains 4 tablets.

The tablets should not be taken by women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant, or when breast feeding. If you think you may have had an allergic reaction to this medicine or any of its other ingredients in the past (for example, came out in a rash, itching, swollen lips or face), do not take it again without checking with your doctor.

This medicine should not be given to children younger than two years of age, unless recommended by your doctor. Always tell your pharmacist if you are taking any other medicine because some drugs should not be taken together. For example, if you are taking:

metronidazole (a drug used to treat bacterial and protozoan infections) as a serious skin reaction can rarely occur
cimetidine (a medicine used to treat stomach acidity), you may need to see your doctor for advice.

If too many tablets have been taken, either by yourself or a child, do not worry, but inform your doctor as soon as possible.

As with all medicines, Ovex Family Pack should be kept in a safe place where children cannot reach it. Please see the pack to check the expiry date, after which any medicine that you have not taken should be returned to your pharmacist for safe destruction.

All medicines are extensively tested before they can be sold to the public. There is little chance of anything going wrong if they are used correctly, that is if you use them as follows:

Only for the purpose for which you bought the medicine.
Only in the recommended amount.

Keep all medicines in their original packaging and in a dry place.
Return unused and old medicines to your pharmacist.
Keep all medicines out of reach of children.
Where do you go for further help or advice regarding threadworms?

Your pharmacist or doctor will be able to offer advice and reassurance.

Your medicine is a single-tablet dose. This is the same for adults and children aged two years and over. The tablets are orange-flavoured and may be chewed or swallowed whole. Crush the tablet before giving it to a young child. Always supervise a child while they are taking this medicine.

Since threadworms can spread very easily, it is strongly recommended that all the family (except pregnant and breast feeding women and children under two) are treated at the same time, and that suitable hygiene precautions are followed to prevent re-infection.

For threadworms (sometimes known as pinworms) THE DOSE IS ONE TABLET PER FAMILY MEMBER.

Please note: a single dose of Ovex Family Pack will kill threadworms. In the case of re-infection, your pharmacist may recommend that a second tablet is taken after two weeks.

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Ovex family pack. Contains 4 single tablet treatments for threadworms sometimes known as pinworms.

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