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Medications for Ascariasis

Other names: Ascaris; Ascaris lumbricoides Infection

What is Ascariasis: 

Ascariasis is an infection caused by a parasitic roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides.

Medications to treat Ascariasis

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
albendazole C N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: albendazole systemic

Brand name:  Albenza

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Vermox C N Add review Rate

Generic name: mebendazole systemic

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Stromectol Off Label C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ivermectin systemic

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
pyrantel N N Add review
10

Generic name: pyrantel systemic

Brand names:  Pinworm Medicine, Ascarel, Reese's Pinworm Medicine, Antiminth, Pinworm Caplets

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Albenza C N 1 review Rate

Generic name: albendazole systemic

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
mebendazole C N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: mebendazole systemic

Brand names:  Vermox, Emverm

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ivermectin Off Label C N X 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ivermectin systemic

Brand name:  Stromectol

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
nitazoxanide B N Add review Rate

Generic name: nitazoxanide systemic

Brand name:  Alinia

Drug class: amebicides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Pinworm Medicine N N Add review
10

Generic name: pyrantel systemic

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Ascarel N N Add review Rate

Generic name: pyrantel systemic

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Alinia B N Add review Rate

Generic name: nitazoxanide systemic

Drug class: amebicides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Reese's Pinworm Medicine N N Add review Rate

Generic name: pyrantel systemic

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Antiminth N N Add review Rate

Generic name: pyrantel systemic

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Pinworm Caplets N N Add review Rate

Generic name: pyrantel systemic

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Emverm C N Add review Rate

Generic name: mebendazole systemic

Drug class: anthelmintics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 

Learn more about Ascariasis

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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