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Medicine For Pinworms
YES: Definitely.... To the best of my knowledge. ...Read more
I am on TB treatment can i take medicine for pinworm infection during TB treatment.is it safe? Suggest a medicine.
Yes: There are many options and the medication should be taken once and repeated in 7 days. Discuss with the pharmacist. All the best. Also family should be treated together and it is weight based. ...Read more
How to tell my family that we all have to take pinworm medicine because i was the one that got infected?
I wouldn't: There is limited or no studies in treatment this young with available prescribed or otc preparations.Most apply to kids over 2 yo. I would question whether any infant at 4 months would actually have pin worms.I have never seen it that young in 30+ years of practice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
USA for sure: I can only answer for the us. Pyrantel pamate has been available otc for decades under a variety of brand names. As one of the most regulated medication venues in the world, i would assume lesser regulated countries have similar products available, but I have never investigated its status elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope, you're good: Pinworm infections are usually treated with a one time dose of vermox (mebendazole) 100 mg. It's a category c medicine and if used short term, it can be used safely in pregnancy. Usually we treat the whole family, chew it before you swallow it, and it can be repeated in 2 weeks if needed. Most patients do great with just one dose. It should not affect your baby even if retreatment is done. ...Read more
This is the third time I have had pinworms. Medicine prescribed by doctors hasn't worked so far. What do I do?
My son has pinworms and I was told to treat the whole family with Reeses Pinworm medicine and have. I am 22 weeks pregnant, could my baby be at risk?
No: That medication is not absorbed into your system/blood stream so it is very unlikely to harm your baby. Pinworm itself does not enter blood stream either, so your baby is safe from that, too. ...Read more
Hi, I have a dark purple lump on anus. It has been there before and i took over-the-counter pinworm medicine. It's soft to touch and itches at night.
See a doctor: Marmoset - there are a few different things this can be and they are all treated differenly. See a doctor so that they can take a look and advise you properly. ...Read more
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None in pregnancy: The medications used for the treatment of pinworm are mebendazole, pyrantel pamoate, or albendazole. However, safety of these drugs has not been studied for pregnant women. If the infection is compromising the pregnancy (i.e. weight loss, sleeplessness) then treatment can be considered, but should be withheld until the 3rd trimester when risk to fetus is lower. Ref: http://www.cdc.gov ...Read more
Why?: Not that i know of. The medication used to treat pinworm is so harmless and benign that it makes no sense to use anything else. ...Read more
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