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Pyrantel Oral Tablet (PYRANTEL - ORAL)

Instructions

This medicine may be taken with or without food.

Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.

May be taken with milk or fruit juice.

Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Family members and anyone who has been in close contact should be checked to see if they also need to be treated.

Clean household and clothing items. Trim fingernails and wash hands well to prevent spreading the infection.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

If symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, or you continue to see worms in the stool contact your doctor.

Do not repeat the treatment without your doctor's advice.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.

Generic Name: Pyrantel

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

If possible, avoid using with marijuana or other medicines that can cause dizziness or drowsiness. These include allergy/cold products, muscle relaxers, sleep aids, and pain relievers.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • decreased appetite
  • dizziness or drowsiness
  • headaches
  • nausea and vomiting

If you have any of the following side effects, you may be getting too much medicine. Please contact your doctor to let them know about these side effects.

  • muscle aches, spasms or abnormal movements
  • muscle weakness

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • shortness of breath

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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