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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141

Abstract

KOGIEN, M.  and  TEIXEIRA, C.A.. Mebendazol en el tratamiento de helmintíasis intestinales -revisión de literatura y consideraciones de Enfermería. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.24. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1695-61412011000400019.

Mebendazole is a wide spectrum anthelminticused in the treatment of several types of enteroparasitoses; in the drug therapy area nurses play a significant role in the administration of drugs or in the new field of work for the profession-the prescription of medications by approved protocols or routines. Objectives: to perform a review of the literature on the fundamental pharmacological aspects of mebendazole and describe the more important considerations and nursing cares in the administration or prescription of mebendazole. Methodology: national and international textbooks about general pharmacology, advanced nursing practices and nursing and medication prescription were selected and analyzed, along with Ministry of Health manuals and package inserts. Results: the main pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic parameters, posology, side effects, contraindications, overdose, interactions of mebendazole were described and were related to main nursing cares, orientations and considerations.

Keywords : Mebendazole; anthelmintics; nursing care.

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