Pinworm Medicine Side Effects
Generic Name: pyrantel
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 Pinworm Medicine.
For the Consumer
Applies to pyrantel: oral suspension, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable
Along with its needed effects, pyrantel (the active ingredient contained in Pinworm Medicine) 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:
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:
- 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]
1. "Product Information. Pinworm Medicine (pyrantel)." Reese Chemical Company, Cleveland, OH.
2. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.
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- Drug class: anthelmintics