Is mebendazole available over the counter? Mebendazole is the main medication used to treat threadworm infections. It can be bought over the counter from your local pharmacy or prescribed by your GP. It's available as a chewable tablet or a liquid. Mebendazole works by preventing the threadworms absorbing sugar, which means they should die within a few days. When should I take deworming pills? Deworming medication (figure 1.) kills adult worms but not the eggs. So repeating the dose every six months is vital. Doctors generally prescribe a single dose of albendazole tablets once every six months for children.
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