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Pyrantel (Overview)

Pyrantel is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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For what worms is pyrantel for deworming?

For what worms is pyrantel for deworming?

Hook, pin, round: Usually hookworm, pinworm and roundworms. Dosing is different depending on infection. ...Read more

Pyrantel (Overview)

Pyrantel is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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If taken pyrantel, should the dose be repeated in a wk?

If taken pyrantel, should the dose be repeated in a wk?

Depends: Treatment of pinworms is usually two doses separated by two weeks. For other infections it is often a three day course. ...Read more

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Doctors use pyrantel to treat some sort of infections?

Doctors use pyrantel to treat some sort of infections?

Worms: Works against intestinal nematodes - roundworm, hookworm and pinworm are most common indications. ...Read more

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Does pyrantel work for pinworms?

Does pyrantel work for pinworms?

Yes: One dose followed by a second dose two weeks later. ...Read more

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How long does Pyrantel Embonate stay in the system? Can it effect conception?

How long does Pyrantel Embonate stay in the system? Can it effect conception?

Best to wait.: It reaches peak availablity at about an hour and leaves completely within a few days at the most. 5 half lives times 5 hours max = less than 3 days. Probably best to postpone conception. It is a category C in pregnancy and breastfeeding, which means that it has never been studied in pregnant women and the studies in pregnant mice have shown unusual 1st trimester effects and stillbirth. ...Read more

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If taken pyrantel, should the dose be repeated in a wk?

Depends: Treatment of pinworms is usually two doses separated by two weeks. For other infections it is often a three day course. ...Read more

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For what worms is pyrantel for deworming?

Hook, pin, round: Usually hookworm, pinworm and roundworms. Dosing is different depending on infection. ...Read more

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How long does Pyrantel Embonate stay in the system? Can it effect conception?

Best to wait.: It reaches peak availablity at about an hour and leaves completely within a few days at the most. 5 half lives times 5 hours max = less than 3 days. Probably best to postpone conception. It is a category C in pregnancy and breastfeeding, which means that it has never been studied in pregnant women and the studies in pregnant mice have shown unusual 1st trimester effects and stillbirth. ...Read more

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Does pyrantel work for pinworms?

Yes: One dose followed by a second dose two weeks later. ...Read more

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Doctors use pyrantel to treat some sort of infections?

Worms: Works against intestinal nematodes - roundworm, hookworm and pinworm are most common indications. ...Read more

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