Ovex is a range of treatments designed to treat threadworm infections, which are also known as pinworm.
When one of your family has a threadworm infection, it can easily pass from person to person if you’re not careful.
This is why Ovex offers a range of treatments, including a handy family pack which contains 4 tablets, one for each of your family.
With Ovex, you can feel confident that the whole family will get rid of that pesky threadworm fast!
Ovex threadworm treatments contain an active ingredient called mebendazole.
Mebendazole is a type of medication known as “anthelmintics”.
These kinds of medications work by keeping the small, thread-like worms that have caused your infection from absorbing the sugars they need to live, effectively starving them.
This means that when you take Ovex, your infection should clear within a couple of days, as the worms begin to die off.
If you use Ovex products as recommended by the manufacturer your threadworm symptoms should disappear within a few days.
If you get a second infection after this, your pharmacist may recommend that you take a second dose but remember to only do this if advised to do so by a medical professional.
Threadworm, which is also known as pinworm, is an uncomfortable condition that’s usually more common in children than adults.
It happens when your large intestine becomes infected with little, parasitic threadworms, making you feel uncomfortable and itchy.
You may not notice any symptoms right away, but if you or your child have threadworm then you may wake up more at night, or notice the worms in your poo.
Ovex products are not suitable for children under the age of 2.
If you think that your infant has threadworm, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist and ask them to recommend a suitable treatment.
Ovex products are available over the counter from pharmacies like Chemist4U.
However, you’ll need to answer a few simple questions from our pharmacists before you can place your order.
These questions help our pharmacy team to be sure that Ovex is the right treatment for you or your family members.
Ovex treatments are not suitable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you think you have threadworm at this time, speak to your doctor or pharmacist and ask them to recommend a suitable treatment.