Antiminth

Name: Antiminth

What is Antiminth (pyrantel)?

Pyrantel is an "antihelmintic," or anti-worm, medication. It prevents worms from growing or multiplying in your body.

Pyrantel is used to treat infections caused by worms such as pinworm and roundworm.

Pyrantel may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention.

What should I avoid while taking Antiminth (pyrantel)?

Treatment of family members and other close contacts may be necessary. Pinworm is spread very easily to others in close contact with the infected person.

To prevent reinfection, toilets must be disinfected daily, and clothing, linens, towels, and pajamas must be changed and washed daily.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Pyrantel may cause dizziness. If you experience dizziness, avoid these activities.

Usual Adult Dose for Hookworm Infection (Necator or Ancylostoma)

11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally daily for 3 days.

Usual Adult Dose for Ascariasis

11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once.

Usual Adult Dose for Moniliformis Infection

11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once. Repeat dose twice at 2 weeks intervals.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Enterobiasis

>=2 years: 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) once. Repeat dose in 2 weeks.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Moniliformis Infection

>=2 years: 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once. Repeat dose twice at 2 weeks intervals.

Pyrantel Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of pyrantel into human milk.

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