Helmintox

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Generic Name: Helmintox Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Helmintox ® (pyrantel pamoate) used for?

Helmintox ® is a medicinal product, containing an antihelmintic agent called pyrantel. It is commonly used to prevent worms from growing or multiplying in your body, such as pinworm, roundworm, and hookworm.

Helmintox ® may also be used for purposes; ask your doctor for more information.

How should I take Helmintox ® (pyrantel pamoate)?

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take Helmintox ® bymouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Read the label carefully before using Helmintox®.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store Helmintox ® (pyrantel pamoate)?

Helmintox ® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Helmintox ® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Helmintox ® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Helmintox ® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Helmintox ® (pyrantel pamoate)?

Before using Helmintox ®, tell your doctor if:

  • You have allergic reaction to Helmintox®, excipients using for dosage form containing Helmintox®.
  • You have allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
  • You have used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Helmintox®.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Helmintox ® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Helmintox®. Helmintox ® is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Helmintox ® (pyrantel pamoate)?

As taking others medicines, taking Helmintox ® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However It is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of side effects are:

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Helmintox ® (pyrantel pamoate)?

Helmintox ® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval, such as Theophylline.

Does food or alcohol interact with Helmintox ® (pyrantel pamoate)?

Helmintox ® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Helmintox ® (pyrantel pamoate)?

Helmintox ® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Helmintox ® (pyrantel pamoate).

What is the dose of Helmintox ® (pyrantel pamoate) for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about dose of Helmintox ®.

Recommended doses in some cases are listed below:

  • For Enterobiasis: the recommended dose is 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once. Repeat dose in 2 weeks.
  • For Pinworm Infection (Enterobius vermicularis): the recommended dose is 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once. Repeat dose in 2 weeks.
  • For Hookworm Infection (Necator or Ancylostoma): the recommended dose is 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally daily for 3 days.
  • For Ascariasis: the recommended dose is 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once.
  • For Trichostrongylosis: the recommended dose is 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once.
  • For Moniliformis Infection: the recommended dose is 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once. Repeat dose twice at 2 weeks intervals.

What is the dose of Helmintox ® (pyrantel pamoate) for a child?

Consult your doctor for information about dose of Helmintox®.

Recommended doses for children more than 2 years of age in some cases are listed below:

  • For Enterobiasis: the recommended dose is 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) once. Repeat dose in 2 weeks.
  • For Pinworm Infection (Enterobius vermicularis): the recommended dose is 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) once. Repeat dose in 2 weeks.
  • For Hookworm Infection (Necator or Ancylostoma): the recommended dose is 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally daily for 3 days.
  • For Ascariasis: the recommended dose is 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once.
  • For Trichostrongylosis: the recommended dose is 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once.
  • For Moniliformis Infection: the recommended dose is 11 mg/kg base (maximum 1 g) orally once. Repeat dose twice at 2 weeks intervals.

How is Helmintox ® (pyrantel pamoate) available?

Helmintox ® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Suspension 250 m/ 5 ml
  • Tablet 62.5 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Helmintox ®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: February 11, 2017 | Last Modified: February 11, 2017

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