Pyrantel - Drug Information

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General Information on Pyrantel

Generic Name : Pyrantel

Pronunciation : pi ran’ tel

Latest prescription information about Pyrantel. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihelmintics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pyrantel

India : 

International : 

Ascarel, Pin-X, Reese's

Why is Pyrantel Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihelmintic agent, prescribed for worm infections. It works by paralyzing the nervous system of intestinal parasites (worms).

When should Pyrantel not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Pyrantel?

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 10 mg/kg as a single dose.

How should Pyrantel be taken?

It comes as a capsule and liquid to take by mouth, with food, juice or milk or on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pyrantel?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Pyrantel?

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, stomach pain, straining and pain during bowel movements.

What are the other precautions for Pyrantel?

Extreme caution needed in children less than 2 years.

What are the storage conditions of Pyrantel?

Store it at room temperature.

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