fewer options on pharmacy shelves for treating pinworms now that mebendazole (Vermox) is discontinued

You'll have fewer options on pharmacy shelves for treating pinworms now that mebendazole (Vermox) is discontinued.

The brand was discontinued years ago and now the generic is going too...but NOT because of safety concerns. There's a limited market for the drug...so it's not a big money maker.

You can continue to dispense mebendazole until supplies run out. But when your pharmacy and supplier run out, that's it. Patients will need to switch to a different pinworm med, such as Albenza (albendazole) or Pin-X (pyrantel pamoate).

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