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With no doubts many of us are aware of the existence of worms, called pinworms. So that's a very small worms, the length of which does not exceed one centimeter. The life expectancy of the parasite reaches one month. All this time they not only lay their eggs, but also cause a person a huge number of unpleasant symptoms. If you notice such symptoms, as itching, cough, diarrhea and sleep disorders - you have probably faced parasites, which should be killed as soon as possible.
In fact, there are a lot of methods to combat these parasites. But the number one choice is still Pyrantel Pamoate, as this drug is one of the few, that can actually kill pinworms.
What is Pyrantel Pamoate?
Pyrantel - it is a powerful anthelmintic agent, that is available in a pill form and in the form of suspension. Acting on the human body, Pyrantel Pamoate, in a short period of time, kills all the parasites, present in the human body. This is explained by the fact that this drug tends to cause neuromuscular blockade to any parasite. It is worth noting also that Pyrantel effectively copes not only with pinworms, but with Ascaris, hookworm and some other parasites. But if you are pregnant or you have myasthenia gravis, or liver failure, it will be better to replace Pyrantel Pamoate with any special biologically active supplement or other natural methods.
Pyrantel - worming ( anthelmintic ) drug, which copes with many kinds of parasitic helminths in the human body.
Pyrantel Pamoate is available in such dosage forms: suspension for oral administration, tablets, coated tablets.
Indications for use of the remedy include treatment of parasitic infestations, such as:
- Enterobiasis - a disease, that is caused by intestinal parasitic worms, pinworms.
- Ascariasis - a disease, caused by large roundworm, Ascaris.
- Hookworm disease - a disease, caused by worms, hookworms and leading to anemia.
- Trichuriasis - a disease, caused by round worm, whipworm, leading to serious disturbances in the gastrointestinal tract.
- Taeniasis - pork tapeworm larvae infection, leading to anemia.
- Mixed helminthiasis (worm infestation of several species).
Side effects and contraindications to Pyrantel Pamoate
The drug is absolutely contraindicated in patients with erosive processes in the intestines, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.
Pyrantel has the main impact on the liver, so the drug can linger toxins into the body and poison him. Therefore, patients with hepatic impairment are absolutely contraindicated to take Pyrantel Pamoate.
The medicine is also not for people, suffering allergic reactions to the drug components, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and children under the age of two years.
Side effects of Pyrantel Pamoate: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, drowsiness or insomnia, skin rash, urticaria, increased activity of "liver" enzymes, hearing impairment, hallucinations, confusion, paresthesia, hyperthermia.
Pyrantel Pamoate in pregnancy: to take or not to take?
During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, women should not take any drugs, in order not to disturb the formation of major organs and systems of the future baby.
The active substance of Pyrantel Pamoate is predominantly active in the intestine and excreted with the feces, however, 10 % of the drug is still absorbed in blood and can act through the placenta to the fetus.
In terms of impact on the body of a pregnant woman, the appointment of Pyrantel Pamoate is also highly controversial. After all, the drug affects the digestive system, as is well known, namely the liver and intestine are vulnerable in pregnant. But the most dangerous for a pregnant woman is lowering effect of red blood cells and hemoglobin and anemia under the influence of this drug. Since hemoglobin delivers oxygen to the internal organs of women and the fetus. If it happens insufficient supply, the nervous system of the future baby can be disordered.
Therefore, on the basis of the harm that can cause the medicine to a pregnant woman and the unborn child, Pyrantel Pamoate is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.
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