Ascarel Side Effects
Generic Name: pyrantel
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of pyrantel. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Ascarel.
For the Consumer
Applies to pyrantel: oral suspension, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by pyrantel (the active ingredient contained in Ascarel). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking pyrantel, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:Rare
- Skin rash
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with pyrantel may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Less common:
- Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain
- loss of appetite
- nausea or vomiting
- trouble in sleeping
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to pyrantel: compounding powder, oral suspension, oral tablet
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included skin rashes.[Ref]
Hepatic side effects have included transient increases in liver enzymes values.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects have included dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, and headache.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Pinworm Medicine (pyrantel)." Reese Chemical Company, Cleveland, OH.
2. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"
Not all side effects for Ascarel may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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