How to take Pirantel?

Anna Mikhailova
Anna Mikhailova
October 23, 2014
How to take Pirantel?

For the treatment of helminthic diseases various drugs are used. One of the most highly effective and safe drugs recognized "Pirantel". With it, you can quickly get rid of parasites. It is important to take this drug correctly, otherwise its effectiveness will decrease.

Dosage "Pirantel" for adults and children

The dosages of "Pirantel" vary depending on the type of the disease, which is very important to consider before taking this drug:

  • Enterobiasis. With this disease, a single dose of this medicine is needed at the rate of 11 milligrams per 1 kg of body weight. After 2 weeks, you can again take "Pirantel" to carry out prevention.
  • Pinworms. When infected with pinworms, it is necessary to observe the following dosage: 10 milligrams per 1 kg of body weight, while 14 days later it is necessary to drink again Pyrantel in the same amount.
  • Hookworm disease. With such an infection, it is necessary to take Pirantel at the rate of 11 milligrams per 1 kg of body weight for three days in a row.
  • Ascariasis and trichostrongylosis.A single dose of the drug in the following dosage: 11 milligrams per 1 kg of body weight.

Please note that no more than 1 ml of Pirantel can be taken at a time, even if a larger volume is obtained after calculating the dosage. However, this medicine can be used to treat infections that were caused by worms, children only 2 years old and older. If your child is less than 2 years old, then it is imperative that you visit a doctor so that he himself calculates the dosage or recommends another drug.

Reception "Pirantel" during pregnancy

The effect of "Pirantel" on the fetus and placenta has not yet been studied. Therefore, its use in this period is best to give up. If the benefit of its use exceeds the possible risk to the fetus, then you can drink this drug only under the supervision of a physician. During the period of lactation "Pirantel" is also not recommended. If the doctor still prescribed it, then at the time of treatment should be abandoned breastfeeding.

Pay attention to the fact that "Pirantel" is not the only highly effective drug. There are also a number of other drugs of similar effect.

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