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Can A Pregnant Woman Use Mebendazole


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.


  • Studies of a small number of pregnant women taking mebendazole in early pregnancy have shown no link with miscarriage. A study of around 2,500 pregnant women taking mebendazole did not shown any links with stillbirth, premature delivery (before 37 weeks of pregnancy), very low birth weight in the baby (less than 1,500g), or the baby dying soon after birth.

  • 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

  • Apr 03, 1999Mebendazole therapy during pregnancy is not associated with a significant increase in major congenital defects, but our results indicate that it should be avoided during the first trimester. This therapy could offer beneficial effects to pregnant women in developing countries, where intestinal helmi.

 

Can A Pregnant Woman Use Mebendazole

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