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Ovex Suspension (30ml)

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Description for Ovex Suspension

Ovex Suspension Banana Family Pack: This is a treatment for threadworm which contains Mebendazole, an active ingredient known for effectively dealing with the threat of threadworms though these tablets may not kill the eggs. As a result, all family members should take this medication simultaneously.

Product Information

  • Age: 2 years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Ovex Suspension

Ovex Suspension (Banana Flavour Family Pack) is a treatment for threadworm that contains the active ingredient Mebendazole. This active ingredient belongs to a group of medicines called anthelmintics. Anthelmintics are used to treat certain types of worm infection in the gut. It works by inhibiting the worm’s ability to the absorb sugars that are essential to their survival. This depletes the worm’s energy reserves, which ultimately leads to their death, which usually takes a few days. The dead worms are then naturally excreted from the gut in the stools.

A single dose of Ovex Suspension is enough to effectively treat a threadworm infection. However, it may not destroy their eggs. This means a second dose may be required after two weeks should the infection recur. Since threadworms are so easily spread, it is recommended that the whole family are treated at the same time.

Ovex Suspension contains sucrose, which may make it unsuitable for those who suffer from fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency.

Pharmacist tip

Treating the entire family and instilling a strict handwashing regime is crucial for helping to stop the spread of threadworms. Anyone who is infected should cut their fingernails short to prevent the threadworm eggs from sticking under the nails.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Adults and children over 2 years:

Take one 5ml dose only.

Another dose can be given after 14 days if required.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:

Diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort and flatulence.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:

5ml of suspension contains 100mg mebendazole.

The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Sucrose, Microcrystalline cellulose and carmellose sodium, Methylcellulose 15 mPa.s, Methylparahydroxybenzoate (E218), Propylparahydroxybenzoate (E216), Sodium laurilsulfate, Banana flavour, Citric Acid Monohydrate, Purified Water.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

  • A single dose of Ovex suspension will kill threadworms but may not eradicate their eggs, which usually causes re-infection and also infection to other individuals. 
  • Treating all family members at the same time (except children under two years, expectant or breast feeding mothers) is strongly recommended in order to prevent re-infection. 
  • Read all labels and product packaging carefully before use. Unless recommended by your doctor, this medication should not be given to children under 2 years of age. 
  • Consult your doctor before taking this suspension if you have intolerance to some sugars or if you are taking any other medication such as cimetidine used to treat stomach acidity. 

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.


We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.



We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • My child is itching but I cannot see any worms, is it possible they’re infected?

    It is still possible that your child has threadworms. Sometimes they aren’t always visible, but a consistent itch around the bottom is a top sign of an infection. The itch itself is caused by a mucus that the threadworms discharge. 

  • How long after starting treatment should it take for the threadworms to disappear?

    Ovex Suspension contains mebendazole, which acts to starve the threadworms from the sugars that keep them alive. It will usually take a few days for the threadworms to die off. Immediate elimination is not possible so the symptoms may continue for a few days after taking the treatment.

  • My child is really itchy when they try to sleep, can I prevent this in any way?

    The only thing you can do to prevent the spread of eggs during the night is to get the child to wear cotton gloves while they sleep. These gloves should be washed daily to prevent the eggs from spreading.

  • One of my children has threadworms and the other is only a 1 year old, how can they both be treated?

    To ensure the entire household gets treated you will need to see your GP, who can assess and prescribe treatment for the child of 1 year. Children under 2 will require different treatment and medicines like Ovex will be unsuitable. The rest of the household can be treated using Ovex.

  • How has my child caught threadworms?

    Younger children often aren’t aware about the importance of good hygiene. This can result in them forgetting to wash their hands. Poor hygiene is a main cause of the spread of threadworms. Their eggs can be caught from contaminated surfaces, which have been touched by an infected child. This could include; school tables, toys and holding hands whilst playing.

  • Should my child go to school if they are infected?

    The Health Protection Agency suggests that infected children should still go to school. Schools and nurseries will have advice to follow regarding good hygiene, so you should let them know to ensure these measures are more vigilantly adhered to.

  • How do I take Ovex Suspension?

    Adults and children over the age of 2 years; one 5ml spoonful should be taken as a single dose. Ovex can be taken either with or after food. This product should be shaken well before use.

  • How do I take Ovex tablets?

    Anyone over the age of two years old should take one Ovex tablet, either with food or without, in order to treat the threadworm. The tablets can either be swallowed with water or chewed. For use on younger children they can also be crushed for ease.

    If using Ovex suspension then a small 5ml spoonful will act as a single dose. Shake well before using.

    Second dosages should only be taken two weeks later if the threadworm resurfaces.

  • So what exactly are threadworms?

    Threadworms, also known as Enterobius vermicularis, are a kind of parasitic worm that live and breed in the bowel of humans and some monkeys. The worms will grow to approximately half an inch long and look like small threads of cotton – which is where they get their name from.

  • Are threadworms common?

    Threadworms are quite common, and children are more likely to become infected. Some estimates have said that up to 40% of young children (under ten years old) will be infected with thread worm at some point. A child becoming afflicted with threadworm is usually the catalyst that helps the parasite spread to the rest of the family.

  • My child keeps scratching their rectal area, could they be infected with threadworm?

    Yes, this is a possibility. Threadworms are not always visible and itching might be a good indicator of an infection. The reason itching occurs is because of a kind of mucus that is secreted by the worms, and itching could lead to the entire family becoming infected. If in doubt, always consult your doctor or pharmacist

  • At what age can a child take Ovex?

    Ovex can be taken by anybody over two years old. For younger children you might want to crush the tablets up for easier use.


  • My child is infected with threadworm but is under 2 years old, what should I do?

    Because of the high chance that threadworms will be spread throughout the family, it is important to treat your children under 2 years old as well. To do this you should visit your doctor as special treatment will need to be administered.

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