Drug Index

Pyrantel Pamoate

 
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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


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