Limper (Mebendazole) is the most popular medicine against intestinal worms (intestinal parasites). Know when to take it, dosage and adverse effects.
There is nothing that moms and dads tend to fear more than a pinworm infestation in their child. In any case, the truth is that it is a tremendously common infection in childhood, especially affecting children between 5 and 10 years old, especially when they are of school age. Fortunately, there are very effective medical treatments, as is the case with Limper.
Limper is an anthelmintic medicine, which means that it is a drug specially indicated for the treatment of intestinal parasites.
And what are intestinal parasitoids? It basically consists of the entry of parasites into the body, which remains in the intestines of people and infest them. In other words, it is a disease caused by parasites, which are organisms -animals or plants- that live inside another, or at their expense.
And how are these parasites transmitted? The most common is through the consumption of contaminated water and food, by having dirty and contaminated hands (this form of contagion is tremendously common among the smallest, who scratch the affected area or touch contaminated utensils or toys and then take hands to mouth), or by touching contaminated items and not washing hands.
What is Limper and what is it used for?
Limper is an anthelmintic drug, which means that it is a drug used in the treatment of helminthes infections; that is, it is useful against infestations by parasitic worms, positively helping to eradicate them from the body quickly and completely.
It is one of the most popular commercial presentations against worms and intestinal parasites, and contains a compound known as Mebendazole, effective against intestinal infestations by worms, which are nematodes or roundworms. However, it is not effective against tapeworm infestation (custodies).
When to take Limper?
It is an effective medicine for the treatment of the following intestinal parasites (regardless of whether they are simple or mixed):
- Enterobiasis (Oxiuriasis): It is the most common intestinal parasitic infection among children, popularly known by the name of worms.
- Ascariasis: Parasitic infestation caused by Safarislumbricoides, an intestinal worm that can reach 25 centimeters in length and can live for one to two years. It is not very common.
- Trichuriasis: Infestation caused by the parasite Trichuristrichiura, which can reach 4 centimeters in length and lives in the large intestine. It usually causes chronic diarrhea, weight loss, anemia and flatulence.
- Hookworm and Necatoriasis: Intestinal infection caused by Ancylostomaduodenal and EnactorAmericanos parasites. It causes chronic intestinal bleeding and anemia.
Limper Treatment Guidelines and Proper Dosage
If your doctor has prescribed Limper because you suffer from intestinal parasitoids, the most common treatment guidelines, depending on the type of intestinal nematode, are as follows:
- Oxiuriasis (infestation by Enferobius vermicular is, the usual children’s worms): Single dose of 5 ml. of 20 mg/ml syrup in children, or a single dose of 1 100 mg tablet. In the adult. It should be repeated after two weeks.
- Ascariasis, Trichuriasis, Hookworm or Necatoriasis: dose of 100 mg. every 12 hours for 3 days. It may be advisable to repeat a second cycle of treatment after 2 weeks.
Adverse effects of Limper
Although Limper is considered a safe medicine, especially among the smallest of the house, it is possible that some adverse effects may occur after its administration.
The most frequent adverse or secondary effect is abdominal pain, accompanied by abdominal discomfort.
Less frequently, other associated intestinal and digestive symptoms may arise, such as diarrhea and flatulence (gas).
In addition, dizziness, flushing (skin rash), neutropenia (decrease in the number of white blood cells in the blood), allergies, seizures or impaired liver function may occur rarely.