Yomesan 500 mg contains the active ingredient Niclosamide. The medicine helps to expel the cestodes from the intestine.
Uses of the drug:
Yomesan is used to treat worm infections. It is used to treat dwarf tapeworm, fish tapeworm and beef tapeworm infections.
Working of the drug:
The medicine acts by direct contact with tapeworm, causing necrosis of the head as well as the adjoining segments. The worm loses the hold and is removed intact or along with the feces.
Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available as tablets under the following brand name and strength:
Yomesan 500 mg
Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you are:
Allergic to the active ingredients
Tell your doctor if you:
Have any ailments
Are taking other medicines
How much to take the drug?
The dosage of the medicine varies from one person to another. It is important that you consult your doctor before you take the medicine. Your dosage will be determined by the doctor after examining various factors including your weight, age, medical condition, drug interactions and others.
How to take the drug?
The tablets are generally taken after breakfast. It is important that these tablets are first chewed before washing them down with some water.
For how long to take it?
The medicine should be taken for as long as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Do not take an overdose of your medicine. Taking more than the prescribed dosage can lead to several side effects. In case of over dosage, it is best to seek medical help as soon as possible.
In case of a missed dose, take the medicine as soon as you remember. However, it is best to skip the medicine if it is too close to the next dosage.
Side effects of the drug:
Some of the side effects of the medicine may include issues with the gastro-intestinal tract including retching, nausea and stomach ache. There may be other side effects of the drug as well. If the side effects of the medicine persist, then you must get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible.
Common drug interactions:
There may be drug interactions when taken with other medicines. It is important to inform your doctor about any medicine that you may be taking.
Things to remember
Take the medicine only for the purpose for which it is intended
Do not share the medicine with anyone even if you have similar symptoms
If the symptoms still persist even after taking the medicine, consult your doctor
It is best to stay away from alcohol during the treatment
Store it in a cool and dry place. Keep it away from the reach of children