Mebex is anthelmintic allopathic medicine for treating intestinal parasites such as Trichuris, Ascaris, hookworm and Enterobius. Its mechanism of action is probably a result of an inhibitory effect on the ability of the organism to utilise exogenous glucose. This interferes with the generation of phosphate bonds (ATP), ultimately leading to the death of the parasite.
Mebex is brand name of medicine from Cipla. There are other deworming medicines available from other brands with generic drug Mebendazole such as LUPIMEB (Lupin), MEBAZOLE (Torrent), MENDAZOLE (GSK), WORMIN (Cadila Pharmaceuticals), WORMNI (Wings Pharmaceuticals) and by many other companies. All contain same generic drug but differ in branding and pricing.
Brand name: Cipla Limited
Formula of medicine:
Mebendazole (methyl 5-benzoyl-2-benzimidazole carbamate a synthetic benzimidazole derivative)
Uses of Mebex
Indicated for the treatment of single or mixed helminthic or parasitic infestations.
Effective in the treatment of Enterobius vermicularis (threadworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm), Trichuris trichiura (whipworm) and of Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus (hookworm).
The Dose of Mebex
One tablet (100 mg) or 5 mL spoonful of suspension (100 mg) is administered in the morning and evening for three consecutive days. The same dosage may be given to children (1 to 12 years) as to adults. As safety and efficacy has not been established in children under 1 year its use is not recommended for this age group. It is recommended that treatment be repeated after 2 to 4 weeks, especially in eradication programmes.