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Pyrantel pamoate is a medicinal product known as an antihelminth or dewormer. It is commonly used to prevent worms from growing or multiplying in your body, such as pinworm, roundworm, and hookworm.
Pyrantel pamoate may also be used for other purposes; ask your doctor for more information.
For orally taken form, you should:
Store at room temperature, away from moisture and direct sunlight. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. Therefore, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush it down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, do not use it if expired. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using pyrantel pamoate during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Therefore, always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication. Pyrantel pamoate is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
Not everyone experiences these side effects. Additionally, there may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Pyrantel is known to interact antagonistically with piperazine. These two drugs should not be taken together. However, if necessary, the doses of each may need to be increased. Discuss with your doctor and pharmacist regarding any drug interactions.
There are no notable food interactions with pyrantel. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
Pyrantel may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
Do not take this drug if you have any of the following conditions:
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this drug
Take 10 mg per kg as a single dose.
Take 10 mg per kg each day for 3-4 days or 20 mg per kg each day for 2 days.
Take 10 mg per kg repeated once after 2-4 wk. Max dose: 1 g per dose.
Take 5 mg per kg as a single dose. Max: 1 g per dose.
For mass treatment programs: 2.5 mg per kg as a single dose given 3-4 times a year
Ages: ≥15 years 500 mg, 10-14 years 375 mg, 5-9 years 250 mg, 2-<5 years 125 mg. Preferably, doses should be given preferably 4 times a year or once every 3 months.
Ages: >15 years 4 teaspoons (20 mL), 10-14 years 3 teaspoons (15 mL), 5-9 years 2 teaspoons (10 mL), <5 yr 1 teaspoons (5 mL).
Pyrantel is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Pyrantel pamoate. https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/pyrantel?mtype=generic Accessed January 24, 2021
Combantrin https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/combantrin Accessed January 24, 2021