Pinworm Medicine Side Effects
Generic Name: pyrantel
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug pyrantel. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Pinworm Medicine.
It is possible that some side effects of Pinworm Medicine may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
For the Consumer
Applies to pyrantel: oral suspension, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable
As well as its needed effects, pyrantel (the active ingredient contained in Pinworm Medicine) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking pyrantel, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:Rare
- Skin rash
Some pyrantel side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:Less common
- Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain
- loss of appetite
- nausea or vomiting
- trouble in sleeping
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to pyrantel: compounding powder, oral suspension, oral tablet
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included skin rashes.[Ref]
Hepatic side effects have included transient increases in liver enzymes values.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects have included dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, and headache.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Pinworm Medicine (pyrantel)." Reese Chemical Company, Cleveland, OH.
2. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"
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