Pyrantel Pamoate

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Medications

December 9, 2008

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?

Pyrantel pamoate is an anthelmintic. Anthelmintics are used to treat infections with intestinal worms.

How do I give this medication?

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  • Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
  • If the medicine is a liquid, shake well and measure the dose with reasonable care.
  • DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed
  • DO NOT give more often than directed.

What if I miss giving a dose?

Give the dose as soon as possible. Continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.

How do I store this medicine?

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
  • Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.
  • Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.

What are the potential side effects?

"There are very few side effects when the drug is given at the usual dose."
  • There are very few side effects when the drug is given at the usual dose.
  • Vomiting has been reported.
  • Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.

Are there any possible drug interactions?

  • Make sure to tell your veterinarian if you are giving your pet any other medication or supplements.
  • Quite often, your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and sometimes a drug interaction may be anticipated. If this occurs, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
  • The following drugs can potentially interact with pyrantel pamoate: levamisole, organophosphates, diethylcarbamazine, and piperazine.
  • Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
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