Pyrantel Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for Enterobiasis

11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once. Repeat dose in 2 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Pinworm Infection (Enterobius vermicularis)

11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once. Repeat dose in 2 weeks.

Usual Adult Dose for Hookworm Infection (Necator or Ancylostoma)

11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally daily for 3 days.

Usual Adult Dose for Ascariasis

11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once.

Usual Adult Dose for Trichostrongylosis

11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once.

Usual Adult Dose for Moniliformis Infection

11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once. Repeat dose twice at 2 weeks intervals.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Enterobiasis

>=2 years: 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) once. Repeat dose in 2 weeks.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pinworm Infection (Enterobius vermicularis)

>=2 years: 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) once. Repeat dose in 2 weeks.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hookworm Infection (Necator or Ancylostoma)

>=2 years: 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally daily for 3 days.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Ascariasis

>=2 years: 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Trichostrongylosis

>=2 years: 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Moniliformis Infection

>=2 years: 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once. Repeat dose twice at 2 weeks intervals.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Pyrantel is contraindicated in patients with hepatic disease.

Dose Adjustments

In the treatment of ascariasis, pyrantel may be used only if it has been determined that the worm load will not worsen obstruction.

Precautions

Pyrantel is contraindicated in patients with hepatic disease.

When one individual in a household has pinworms, the entire household should be treated unless otherwise advised. Pinworm infections are easily transmitted to others in the same household.

Pyrantel should be used with caution in patients with severe malnutrition or anemia. Supportive therapy is recommended for anemic, dehydrated, or malnourished patients prior to administration of the drug.

Other medications are known to antagonize the anthelmintic effect of pyrantel. Patients should be advised to consult with their physician before initiating any drug therapy while receiving pyrantel.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

The dose should be taken as a single oral dose. It may be taken alone or with milk or fruit juice.

Pyrantel pamoate 2.9 g is approximately equivalent to 1 g of pyrantel (base).

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