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pyrantel pamoate (Rx)Brand and Other Names:Pin Rid, Pin X

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

oral suspension

  • 250mg/5mL (as base)

capsule

  • 180mg (equivalent to 62.5mg base)

chewable tablet

  • 720.5mg (equivalent to 250mg base)
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Ascariasis (Roundworm)

11 mg (base)/kg PO x1 dose; not to exceed 1 g/dose 

Enterobius (Pinworm)

11 mg (base)/kg PO q2week x2 doses; not to exceed 1 g/dose 

Eosinophilic Enterocolitis (Hookworm)

11 mg (base)/kg PO qD x3 d; not to exceed 1 g/dose 

Administration

May take with food

Dosage Forms & Strengths

oral suspension

  • 250mg/5mL (as base)

capsule

  • 180mg (equivalent to 62.5mg base)

chewable tablet

  • 720.5mg (equivalent to 250mg base)
more...

Ascariasis (Roundworm)

<2 years: Safety and efficacy not established

2 years or older: 11 mg (base)/kg PO x1 dose; not to exceed 1 g/dose 

Enterobius (Pinworm)

<2 years: Safety and efficacy not established

2 years or older: 11 mg (base)/kg PO q2week x2 doses; not to exceed 1 g/dose 

Eosinophilic Enterocolitis (Hookworm)

<2 years: Safety and efficacy not established

2 years or older: 11 mg (base)/kg PO qD x3 d; not to exceed 1 g/dose 

Administration

May take with food

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Interactions

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Dizziness

            Drowsiness

            Insomnia

            Headache

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            Anorexia

            Nausea

            Vomiting

            Abdominal cramps

            Diarrhea

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            Elevated LFTs

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity

            Intestinal obstruction

            Hepatic disease

            Cautions

            Anemia, hepatic impairment, malnutrition

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: C

            Lactation: unknown

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Absorption: poor

            Metabolism: partially hepatic

            Peak Plasma Time: 1-3 hr

            Excretion

            Feces: 50% (as unchanged drug)

            Urine: 7% (as unchanged drug)

            Mechanism of Action

            Depolarizing neuromuscular blocker, inhibits cholinesterases, causing spastic paralysis

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            Tier Description
            1 This drug is available at the lowest co-pay. Most commonly, these are generic drugs.
            2 This drug is available at a middle level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "preferred" (on formulary) brand drugs.
            3 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs.
            4 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs or specialty prescription products.
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