Pyrantel Pamoate

Information about Pyrantel Pamoate

Pyrantel Pamoate Uses

Pyrantel Pamoate is used in the treatment of worm infections.

How Pyrantel Pamoate works

Pyrantel Pamoate is an antihelmintic medication. It works by binding to the muscle and nerve cells of worms, causing their paralysis. The worms are unable to move and are cleared naturally in stool.

Common side effects of Pyrantel Pamoate

Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Hair loss, Vomiting, Abnormal liver function tests, Fever, Abdominal pain, Vertigo
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Last updated:
26 Feb 2021 | 11:52 AM (UTC)

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Available Medicine for Pyrantel Pamoate

NemocidIpca Laboratories Ltd
13 to ₹223 variant(s)
ExpentWockhardt Ltd
11 to ₹162 variant(s)
PapaEuphoric Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
7 to ₹123 variant(s)
TolwormTOSC International Pvt Ltd
111 variant(s)
Wormica SDIndica Laboratories Pvt Ltd
171 variant(s)
PyrocideCiron Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
91 variant(s)
AntiminthJ B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
71 variant(s)
PymolarLark Laboratories Ltd
101 variant(s)
8 to ₹112 variant(s)
HelmaparVostok & Wilcure Remedies
81 variant(s)

Expert advice for Pyrantel Pamoate

  • You have been prescribed Pyrantel Pamoate to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it whole with a full glass of water.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Pyrantel Pamoate.
  • Your doctor may monitor your blood counts and liver function before you start taking this medicine and regularly throughout your treatment.
  • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of infection.
  • Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may increase your risk of further infection.

Frequently asked questions for Pyrantel Pamoate

Pyrantel Pamoate

Q. Is Pyrantel Pamoate effective?

Pyrantel Pamoate is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Pyrantel Pamoate too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can the use of Pyrantel Pamoate cause dizziness?

Yes, Pyrantel Pamoate can make you feel dizzy. At the beginning of your treatment, do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities; until you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Pyrantel Pamoate?

The use of Pyrantel Pamoate is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine, and if you are suffering from asthma. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions before taking the medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Pyrantel Pamoate?

Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Pyrantel Pamoate?

If you forget a dose of Pyrantel Pamoate, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Pyrantel Pamoate safe?

Pyrantel Pamoate is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.


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