Generic Name : Pyrantel Pronunciation : pi ran’ tel Therapeutic Classification : Antihelmintics ICD Code : Y41.4
India- Antiminth, Expent, Helmapar, Nemocid, PA-PA, Para, Pymolar, Pyrmoate, Pyron, Thelmex, Tolworm.
International- Ascarel, Pin-X, Reese's. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antihelmintic agent, prescribed for worm infections. It works by paralyzing the nervous system of intestinal parasites (worms). When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 10 mg/kg as a single dose. How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule and liquid to take by mouth, with food, juice or milk or on an empty stomach. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of anemia, liver disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Proper cleanliness required to prevent spread of infection. Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, stomach pain, straining and pain during bowel movements.
* Extreme caution needed in children less than 2 years. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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