What are Roundworms, Nematodes

Nematodes, or roundworms (genus Nematoda, Nematodes) It’s a type of Nemathelminthes worm. Currently, about 80,000 described species of nematodes exist. Still, the estimates of real diversity, based on the rate of new species description (in particular, specific parasitic insects), suggest the existence of about a million species. Non-symbiotic (free-living) nematodes live in salt and fresh […]

Drug review

Vermox (mebendazole)

What is Mebendazole? Mebendazole or MBZ (marketed as Vermox) is used to treat infections caused by worms such as roundworms/nematodes, whipworms, hookworms, and pinworms. Mebendazole Pharmacological action Vermox Mebendazole is anthelmintic medicine for a broad spectrum of action, the most effective when enterobiasis and trichocephalosis. Causing irreversible disruption of glucose utilization, depletes the glycogen reserves […]

Drug review

Aciclovir (zovirax)

What is Acyclovir? Acyclovir is used to treat herpes infections of the skin, lip, and genitals; herpes zoster (shingles); and chickenpox. It does not cure herpes infections but decreases pain and itching and promotes healing. Topical acyclovir does not prevent the recurrence of sores but may decrease pain and itching if applied when the earliest […]

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