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Ascarel Side Effects

Generic name: pyrantel

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 22, 2022.

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 Ascarel.

For the Consumer

Applies to pyrantel: oral suspension

Side effects include:

GI disturbances (nausea, vomiting, tenesmus, anorexia, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, gastralgia), headache, dizziness.

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]

Frequently asked questions

References

1. "Product Information. Pinworm Medicine (pyrantel)." Reese Chemical Company (2005):

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.