• Ovex Suspension Banana Flavour 30ml

Ovex Suspension Banana Flavour 30ml

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  • Medication featuresNot suitable for pregnant women
  • Banana Flavour
  • Ovex tablet available

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buy ovex suspension

Ovex Suspension is a medicine, which is used to treat threadworm (sometimes known as pinworm) infections of the gut. The medicine contains mebendazole, which is one of a group of medicines called ‘anthelmintics’. .

Side Effects

Side Effects of Ovex

Like all medicines, Ovex can cause side-effects, although not everybody gets them.

If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and seek immediate medical help:

Rare: (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)

  • Convulsions (seizures/fits).
  • Allergic reactions including unexplained wheezing, shortness of breath, sudden swelling of your face or throat, and hives (also known as ‘nettle rash’ or ‘urticaria’).
  • Skin rashes (which may be severe and include blistering or peeling of the skin) and itching, and may be accompanied by a high temperature.

If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor or pharmacist:

Common: (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)

  • Stomach pain

Uncommon: (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)

  • Stomach discomfort
  • Diarrhoea
  • Wind

Other effects that may occur include: Rare: (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)

  • Inflammation of the liver or abnormal liver function
  • Reduction in white blood cells (which reduces the body’s defences against infections)
  • Unusual hair loss
  • Dizziness.

Very rare: (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)

  • Inflammation of the kidneys*
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

*observed in higher and prolonged doses

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.


  • This medicine is a single-tablet dose. Do not take more than the stated dose shown below.
  • For oral use only.
  • The tablet may be either chewed or swallowed whole. Crush the tablet before giving it to a young child.
  • Always supervise a child if they are taking this medicine. This medicine is not recommended for children aged under 2 years old. Adults and children aged 2 years and over- Take one tablet per family member.
  • If symptoms do not disappear within a few days, speak to your doctor.
  • If you are re-infected your pharmacist may recommend that a second tablet is taken after two weeks.

If anyone takes more than one Ovex tablet, contact a doctor or your nearest Accident & Emergency department  Casualty) taking this leaflet and pack with you as soon as possible.


Talk to your doctor or pharmacist:

If you are taking any other medicines, including:

- Metronidazole (a drug used to treat bacterial and protozoan infections) as a serious skin reaction can rarely occur.
- Cimetidine (a medicine used to treat excess stomach acidity).

If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or the pack to your pharmacist.

If any of the bullet points apply to you now or in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding.

Special warnings about this medicine

Since threadworms can spread very easily, it is strongly recommended that all the family (except pregnant, breastfeeding women or children under 2) are treated at the same time and that suitable hygiene precautions are followed to prevent re-infection.

Some of the ingredients can cause problems

Orange Yellow S (E110) may cause allergic reactions


the active ingredient in ovex is: mebendazole 100 mg per tablet.

other ingredients are: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycollate, talc, maize starch, sodium saccharin, magnesium stearate, cottonseed oil – hydrogenated, orange flavour, colloidal anhydrous silica, sodium lauryl sulfate, orange-yellow s (e110). 

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