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pyrantel (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Antiminth, Ascarel, Pinworm Caplets, Pinworm Medicine, Pin-X)?

Since pyrantel is usually taken in one dose, you are not likely to miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose (Antiminth, Ascarel, Pinworm Caplets, Pinworm Medicine, Pin-X)?

Seek emergency medical attention.

What should I avoid while taking pyrantel (Antiminth, Ascarel, Pinworm Caplets, Pinworm Medicine, Pin-X)?

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.

What other drugs will affect pyrantel (Antiminth, Ascarel, Pinworm Caplets, Pinworm Medicine, Pin-X)?

Do not take other anti-worm medicines at the same time as pyrantel unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Other drugs used to treat infections caused by worms may decrease the effectiveness of pyrantel.

Theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theolair, Theochron, Theo-Bid, Elixophylline, others) may have dangerous side effects when taken during therapy with pyrantel. Your doctor may want to monitor your theophylline blood levels.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with pyrantel. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has more information about pyrantel written for health professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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