Posted from: Monday, February 01, 2016 - 01:49 PM - Present

Emverm Approved to Treat Systemic Worms

January 15, 2016 – Impax Laboratories announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Emverm (mebendazole).  Emverm is indicated for the treatment of several kinds of hookworms, pinworms, roundworms, and whipworms. Mebendazole was first approved in 1974 as an anti-worm drug. Emverm is recommended to be taken as one 100mg chewable tablet, twice a day for three days, and repeated after three weeks if the infestation does not clear. Estimated launch date for Emverm is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.

 

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