Vermox (Mebendazole pills) 100mg is prescribed for treatment of worm infections. Usually these infections are cause by pinworm, whipworm, hookworm and roundworm. Its active component is medendazole. The drug works preventing worms from growing or multiplying in your body.
It is used in treatment of infections caused by pinworm, whipworm, hookworm and roundworm. Its active component medendazole prevent worms from growing or multiplying in your body.
Parasitic roundworms, called hookworms, cause these infections. The Necator americanus hookworm is the most common cause of this condition in the United States. The other type that causes infections in humans is Ancylostoma duodenale. There are two other types of hookworms, but they mainly affect animals.
Hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma braziliense) are intestinal parasites of the cat and dog that get their name from the hook-like mouthparts they use to anchor themselves to the lining of the intestinal wall. They are only about 1/8" (3 mm) long and so small that it is very difficult to see them with the naked eye. Despite their small size, they ingest large amounts of blood from the tiny vessels in the intestinal wall. A large (buy mebendazole for dogs without a prescription) number of hookworms can cause life-threatening anemia. This problem is most common in puppies, but can occur in adult dogs.
Transmammary transmission of larvae from the bitch to pups is an important route of infection for A. caninum. In animals more than 3 months of age, some proportion of A. caninum larvae that enters a dog migrates through the lungs and enters somatic tissue, where the larvae become dormant, or arrested. Arrested development may also occur in the mucosa of the small intestine. These arrested larvae are activated after removal of adult worms from the intestine; activation also occurs during pregnancy, with the larvae accumulating in the mammary glands to be secreted in the milk.
Larvae may be ingested through contaminated food or water, from moist surfaces, or through eating transport hosts that have been infected by the larvae. Most larvae that are ingested usually pass down to the intestine where they mature into adults and remain. A few however, may migrate through tissues of the body and ultimately to the trachea where they are coughed up and swallowed. Some larvae will stop their migration midway and encyst in muscles, fat, or other tissues.