Vermox or Mebendazole Compounding- Repurposing Anti-Cancer Medication
With the discontinuation of Vermox® or mebendazole, as the generic name is known, Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy is making this drug available as a compounded formulation. It is used to treat infestations by worms including pinworms, roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms, and whipworms. Mebendazole is considered an antihelmintic for treatment of nematode infestations. Mebendazole has also demonstrated anti-cancer properties in a broad range of pre-clinical studies across a number of different cancer types.
Mebendazole is believed to work on cancer cells through its inhibition of tubules in the cell which impedes cell turnover. It is also believed that Mebendazole may also effect the immune system and possible vascularization in cancer cells.
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy can compound Mebendazole in a dye and lactose free capsule are various strengths. We are also able to make this into an oral solution or quick dissolve tablet. Various strengths are available for our team to make. We use Mebendazole USP grade powder from an FDA registered facility that is third party tested for purity and potency. All of our formulas are customizable based on the receipt of an individual prescription for a specific patient. Corn free, dye free, lactose free, soy free formulations are all available. Please ask our pharmacists how we can help meet your individual needs.
Our pediatric population may also benefit greatly from this drug and the parents should be content with knowing a remedy can be prepared according to their doctors prescription orders. Contact Pavilion’s clinical pharmacists to discuss the best method of administration for your child.
An easy method to see if your child has worms is to take a piece of clear tape at night, while your child is sleeping, spread the buttocks, and place between, hold up to the light and visually see if you see any indication of worms. Of course your doctor or physician extender will make the positive diagnosis, but this is just a home check, if you notice excessive rectal irritation, itching, or your child complains this is a clue to a potential worm problem.
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy provides both sterile and nonsterile custom formulations for adult, pediatric, and pets. We are your metro Atlanta resource for compounded medications.
Ask about our delivery options if you live outside our immediate area, as we are able to send via courier service or United Parcel Service for next day delivery