Ovex Suspension

Ovex Suspension is a medicine which is used to treat threadworm (pinworm) infections of the gut. The medicine contains Mebendazole and is suitable for use in adults and children aged over 2 years.
Pack Size: 30ml
Ovex Suspension
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A single dose of Ovex Suspension will kill threadworms. However, it may not destroy their eggs, which can cause re-infection and also infect other people. It is therefore strongly recommended that all members of the family (except pregnant and breast-feeding women and children under two) are treated at the same time and that precautions are taken to prevent re-infection.

To ensure that you and your family so not infect others or re-infect yourselves, you should also follow the hygiene measures listed below for at least six weeks:

Keep nails short

Discourage nail biting and finger sucking

Wear pyjamas or underclothes in bed

In the mornings, wash thoroughly around the bottom

Provide a towel for the exclusive use of each member of the household.

Change clothes regularly

Regularly wash and iron bedlinen.

Thoroughly was hands and nails after using the toilet and before each meal.


Delivery Information

United Kingdom Deliveries (including Northern Ireland)

Delivery is FREE for any UK order containing an NHS prescription.
Delivery is FREE for all UK orders Over £40.


We use a selection of proven couriers including Royal Mail, HDN, and UPS depending on your location and weight of your order. During any dispute our contingency arrangements are activated to ensure we continue to meet our service levels.
Orders received before 3:00pm are picked and dispatched on the same day and will usually be delivered to you within one to five working days anywhere in the UK depending on the delivery service you select (there may be delays to the Isle of Man and the Scottish Islands).


Keen Pharmacy also offers a range of delivery options to meet our customers' requirements:

•    Next Day Delivery (£5.50) The orders will be delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery. The delivery time for your Next Day Delivery is 24hrs from dispatch. Please note that delivery times are in business days, and that for orders placed on Monday to Thursday before 3pm, you should receive your goods the next business day. Orders placed after 3pm Thursday, but before 3pm on Friday, should be received by Monday (except Bank Holidays). Weekends are not counted when ordering Next Day Delivery. i.e. If you order on Saturday or Sunday, it will be treated as if you ordered your item on the following Monday. We are not responsible for delays by our carriers but we will do our best to resolve any issues that may arise. During high volume holiday seasons delivery times may vary.

•    Standard Delivery (£3.45) The orders will be delivered by Royal Mail 1st Class. The delivery time for your Standard delivery is normally 1 to 2 working days . In a very small number of cases the Royal Mail may not meet this service level. In this situation please allow 7-10 days from dispatch before contacting us

Orders containing Prescription Only Medicines including controlled drugs and other medicines will require a signature on delivery. You can also arrange for your order to be delivered to alternative addresses including your office, members of your family  You need to ensure that someone approved by you is able to sign for the delivery. Please note that deliveries are made to the delivery address you supply to us. Re-dispatch of any returned orders may incur an additional delivery charge.

All BFPO orders will be sent through Royal Mail Super Saver Delivery.

If you have any questions regarding delivery times, or to check that an item is in stock, you can call us on 01260 295701 or email us at info@keenpharmacy.co.uk

Overseas Deliveries

We are able to supply orders to most countries in Europe. Delivery charges will depend on the weight of your order and the destination. We will confirm the delivery charge at the checkout page, before you confirm payment of your order.

Non-prescription orders are sent by air recorded delivery and a signature will be needed upon receipt of your goods. Certain individual countries place restrictions on the types of products that may be posted into them. We will inform you individually if there are any problems.

Prescriptions delivered to non-UK destinations will be sent by Royal Mail international recorded delivery and a signature will be needed upon receipt of your goods.  Delivery will typically take 7-10 days. Faster delivery options are available upon request.

Under UK law we are only able to dispense prescriptions written by practitioners who are registered in the European Economic Area.


Heavy Parcels

We reserve the right to decline orders on heavy items or to contact you to arrange delivery costs.

Shake the bottle before use.
Do not give to children under 2 years of age.
Adults and children aged 2 years and over - take one 5ml dose per family member.
If symptoms do not disappear within a few days, speak to your doctor.
If you are re-infected your pharmacist may recommend that a second dose is taken after 2 weeks.
Like all medicines Ovex can have side effects, although they do not affect everyone and are usually mild.
If you experience any of the following, stop using Ovex and seek immediate medical help:
-Convulsions (seizures/fits)
-Allergic reactions including wheezing, shortness of breath, sudden facial swelling or swelling of the throat and hives (nettle rash/urticaria)
-Skin rashes (which may be severe and include blistering or peeling of the skin) and itching and may be accompanied by a high temerature.

If you experience any of the following, stop using Ovex and talk to your doctor or pharmacist:
-Stomach pain
-Stomach discomfort
-Diarrhoea or wind
The active ingredient in Ovex Suspension is Mebendazole 100mg per 5ml
Other ingredients: Sucrose, Microcrystalline cellulose and carmellose sodium, Methylcellulose, Methylparahydroxybenzoate (E218), Propylparahydroxybenzoate (E216) Sodium laurilsulfate, banana dlavour, citric acid monhydrate and purified water.
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