The uses of Combantrin include: This medication is used to treat intestinal worm infections such as pinworm, roundworm, and hookworm. Pyrantel belongs to a class of drugs known as anthelmintics. It works by making the worms unable to move (paralyzed) so that the body can remove them naturally.
This drug is not recommended for use in children younger than 2 years unless directed by the doctor.
How to use Pyrantel Pamoate Oral
Shake the medication well before using. Take this medication by mouth with or without food or as directed by your doctor.
Dosage is based on your weight and response to treatment. Depending on the type of worm infection you have, your doctor may direct you to take the medication only once or for several days. Your doctor may also direct you to repeat the dose in 2 weeks.
This medication may be taken with milk or fruit juice. It is not necessary to take a laxative before, during, or after taking this medication.
What conditions does this medication treat?
Pyrantel Pamoate Oral is used to treat the following:
Infestation by Roundworms, Pinworm Infection, Infection caused by More than One Type of Worm
Pyrantel Pamoate Oral may also be used to treat:
Hookworm Infection caused by Ancylostoma Duodenale, Hookworm Infection caused by Uncinaria Hookworms, Hookworm Infection caused by Necator Americanus, An Infection caused by Worms, Moniliformis Parasite