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Pyrantel
Essential medicine status
General description
Pyrantel is an oral medication used to treat soil transmitted helminthiasis such as ascariasis, trichriasis, hookworm infections and enterobiasis as an alternative treatment to benzimidazoles.
INN
Pyrantel
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1982 (TRS 685) for Ascariasis
Added in 1982 (TRS 685) for Enterobiasis
Added in 1982 (TRS 685) for Hookworm diseases
Added in 1982 (TRS 685) for Trichuriasis
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Intestinal anthelminthics
  • Oral > Liquid: 50 mg per mL (as embonate or pamoate)
  • Oral > Solid: 250 mg chewable tablet (as embonate or pamoate)