Drug Index

Pyrantel Pamoate

Mechanism :

It is an anthelmintic drug used in treatment of worm infestations like hookworm, roundworm, threadworm and pinworm. It causes paralysis of the worms and expulsion of the worms.

Indication :

  • Enterobiasis
  • Hookworm Infection (Necator or Ancylostoma)
  • Ascariasis
  • Trichostrongylosis
  • Moniliformis Infection

Contraindications :

Allergic to any ingredient in pyrantel pamoate

Liver problems

Dosing :

Enterobiasis, Ascariasis, Trichostrongylosis, Moniliformis Infection:
≥2 years:
11 mg/kg base (Maximum 1 g) once daily. Repeat dose in 2 weeks for Enterobiasis. Repeat dose twice at 2 weeks intervals for Moniliformis Infection.
Hookworm Infection (Necator or Ancylostoma):
≥2 years:
11 mg/kg base (Maximum 1 g) orally daily for 3 days.

Adverse Effect :

Headache, dizziness and other GI disturbances.

Interaction :

ARI Sodium Iodide (I123) 1-12 MBq (sodium iodide i-123) ARI
Sodium Iodide (I123) 100-750 MBq (sodium iodide i-123)
Hicon (sodium iodide-i-131)
Iodotope (sodium iodide-i-131)
Sodium iodide i-123 sodium iodide-i-131

Hepatic Dose :

Dose adjustment may be required, use with caution.
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