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Pyrantel use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Pyrantel: Pin-X, Pinworm Medicine, Reese's Pinworm Medicine, Pinworm Caplets, Ascarel, Antiminth

Pyrantel Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of pyrantel pamoate during breastfeeding. It is poorly absorbed orally, so excretion into breastmilk and absorption by the breastfed infant is unlikely.[1]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible Effects on Lactation

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Albendazole, Mebendazole

References

1. Porto I. Antiparasitic drugs and lactation: focus on anthelmintics, scabicides, and pediculicides. J Hum Lact. 2003;19:421-5. PMID: 14620457

Pyrantel Identification

Substance Name

Pyrantel

CAS Registry Number

22204-24-6

Drug Class

  • Antinematodal Agents
  • Antiparasitic Agents

Administrative Information

LactMed Record Number

827

Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.

Last Revision Date

2013-09-07

Disclaimer

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