Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension
Generic name: Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension [ pi-RAN-tel-PAM-oh-ate ]
Brand names: Pin-X, Reese's Pinworm Medicine
Drug class: Anthelmintics
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 10, 2023.
Uses of Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension:
- It is used to treat infections caused by worms.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension?
- If you are allergic to pyrantel pamoate suspension; any part of pyrantel pamoate suspension; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take pyrantel pamoate suspension with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take pyrantel pamoate suspension. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Wash clothing, bedding, and bath towels.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension) best taken?
Use pyrantel pamoate suspension as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Take with or without food.
- Shake well before use.
- Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with pyrantel pamoate suspension. If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure pyrantel pamoate suspension.
- It may be mixed with water or fruit juice.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Only 1 dose of pyrantel pamoate suspension is needed. If you miss your dose, take it as soon as you think about it.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
What are some other side effects of Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Stomach cramps.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension?
- Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about pyrantel pamoate suspension, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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