Pyrantel Side Effects
Some side effects of pyrantel may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to pyrantel: oral suspension, oral tablet
Seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; shortness of breath; closing of your throat; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take pyrantel and talk to your doctor if you experience
nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, or a decreased appetite;
drowsiness or dizziness;
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to pyrantel: compounding powder, oral suspension, oral tablet
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps.
Dermatologic side effects have included skin rashes.
Hepatic side effects have included transient increases in liver enzymes values.
Nervous system side effects have included dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, and headache.
More pyrantel resources
- pyrantel Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- pyrantel Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- pyrantel chewable tablets MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Pyrantel Pamoate Monograph (AHFS DI)
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