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Pyrantel Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Pyrantel is also known as: Antiminth, Ascarel, Pin-X, Pinworm Caplets, Pinworm Medicine, Reese's Pinworm Medicine

Medically reviewed on Dec 15, 2017

Pyrantel Pregnancy Warnings

The manufacturer recommends that pregnant women consult with their physicians before initiating treatment with pyrantel.

Pyrantel has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Pyrantel is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Briggs, et al has assigned Risk Factor C to pyrantel.

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Pyrantel Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of pyrantel into human milk.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Pinworm Medicine (pyrantel)." Reese Chemical Company, Cleveland, OH.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 7th ed." Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2005):
  3. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Pinworm Medicine (pyrantel)." Reese Chemical Company, Cleveland, OH.
  2. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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