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Antiminth Side Effects

Generic Name: pyrantel

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 22, 2020.

Note: This document contains side effect information about pyrantel. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Antiminth.

For the Consumer

Applies to pyrantel: oral suspension

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, pyrantel (the active ingredient contained in Antiminth) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking pyrantel:

Rare

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

Some side effects of pyrantel may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to pyrantel: compounding powder, oral suspension, oral tablet

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, abdominal discomfort[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache, dizziness, drowsiness[Ref]

Hepatic

Frequency not reported: Minor abnormalities of liver function, transient increases in liver enzymes values[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Anorexia

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Insomnia

Other

Frequency not reported: Fatigue

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Skin rashes[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Pinworm Medicine (pyrantel)." Reese Chemical Company, Cleveland, OH.

Frequently asked questions

Further information

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

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.