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Combantrin is an over-the-counter medication used to treat worm infections such as threadworms, roundworms, and hookworms. It contains Pyrantel Embonate as its active ingredient. 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 in the stool.
Pyrantel pamoate tablet should not be taken by children under 2 years of age unless instructed by a doctor. It can be used to self-treat pinworm infections.
Uses and Dosage
Combantrin is available in tablet form for oral administration, with a typical strength of 125mg. Follow the dosing and duration instructions provided by a healthcare professional. The tablet should be swallowed whole and should not be chewed, crushed, or broken. Combantrin Tablet can be taken with or without food but take it at the same time each day. Combantrin should only be taken under the guidance and supervision of a healthcare professional, and any concerns or side effects should be reported immediately.
The recommended dosage of Combantrin 125mg tablet typically involves taking a single dose of 1 tablet per 25 lbs (11 kg) of body weight. However, the dosing may vary depending on the individual's age, weight, and specific condition, and should only be taken as directed by a healthcare professional.
Common Side Effects of Combantrin (Pyrantel pamoate – non-Rx):
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach/abdominal cramps
- Trouble sleeping
Serious Side Effects of Combantrin (Pyrantel pamoate – non-Rx):
- Abdominal cramps
- Elevated LFTs
Form and Strength
Combantrin (Pyrantel pamoate – non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 125 mg
- Do not use Combantrin in children under 2 years of age unless directed by a doctor.
- Pregnant and nursing women should not use Combantrin unless the benefits outweigh the risks and under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
- Combantrin may interact with other medications. Inform a healthcare professional of all medications being taken, including prescription, nonprescription drugs, and herbal supplements.
- The safety and effectiveness of Combantrin for the treatment of worm infections in patients with compromised immune systems have not been established.
- Use Combantrin for the specific worm infection it is intended to treat, as it may not be effective for other types of infections.
- Combantrin may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Avoid driving or operating machinery until they know how the medication affects them.
- If symptoms do not improve or worsen after taking Combantrin, a healthcare professional should be consulted.
- Combantrin may cause gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
- Patients should inform their healthcare provider if they have any allergies, medical conditions, or are taking any other medications before taking Combantrin.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Combantrin safe?
Combantrin is generally considered safe when used as directed under the guidance of a healthcare professional. However, as with any medication, there is a risk of side effects.
Can pregnant and nursing women use Combantrin?
Pregnant and nursing women should not use Combantrin unless the benefits outweigh the risks and under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
How often can you take Combantrin pyrantel?
Take a single dose, after food. As threadworm is highly contagious, treat all the family members.
It's important to purchase Combantrin from verified Canadian pharmacy.