Advice 1: How to give the child a "Pyrantel"

Pyrantel is a drug for the treatment and prevention of worm infestation. With 6 months it can take children. Pyrantel has a broad spectrum of action and treats enterobiasis, ascariasis, and hookworm disease necatoroz. In paediatric practice medication is used in the form of suspensions and tablets.
How to give the child a "Pyrantel"
Dosage of Pyrantel depends on the age, weight of child, type and severity of infestation. The medication can be taken any time of day regardless of meals.
To treat ascariasis and enterobiasis Pyrantel prescribed in the calculation of 10-12 mg per 1 kg of body weight of the child. That is 10 kg of body weight to 125 mg Pyrantel. To take once.
Child aged 6-24 months give 0,5 measuring spoon suspension.

Children 2 to 6 years - the whole scoop of the suspension.

Children 6 to 12 years can take either a suspension, or tablets. Suspension give 1-2 scoops, tablets is 1-2 tablets, 125 mg.

Over 12 years 3 tablets of 125 mg or 3 measuring spoons of the suspension.
When hookworm the above dose give within 3 days.
For the treatment of necatorosis Pyrantel give children for 2 days. The calculated dose of 20 mg Pyrantel per 10 kg of weight of the child.
Child 6-24 months give 1 scoop of suspension.

Children 2 to 6 years – 2 measuring spoons of the suspension.

Children 6-12 years of age, use 2-4 tablets 125 mg or in suspension - 2-4 scoops.

Over 12 years is 6 tablets 125 mg or 6 level measuring spoons of the suspension.
To prevent reinfestation do another treatment in 3 weeks. Obey all rules of personal hygiene and treating all family members.
In the application of Pyrantel in children may develop side effects.

• Sleep disturbance, weakness, headache, dizziness.
• Increased total bilirubin in the blood, allergic dermatitis.
• Intestinal spasms, indigestion, loss of appetite, loose stools.
Useful advice
Pyrantel can not be applied to children under 6 months of age, in case of hypersensitivity to the drug and liver failure.

Pyrantel do not take together with lewamizolom, not to increase its toxic effects. Reduces the piperazine anthelmintic effect of Pyrantel.

Advice 2: How to drink "Pyrantel"

"Pyrantel" is a medicinal drug that has de-worming effect. Indications for the purpose of a tool are: pinworms, necatoroz, ascariasis, hookworm disease.
How to drink "Pyrantel"
"Pyrantel" effect on the muscles of worms by depolarization of their neuromuscular connections. The drug affects immature and Mature individuals and no effect on larvae that are in the migration stage. The drug release in the form of tablets and suspension for oral administration. Its analogues are "Helmintox and Nemocid".
"Pyrantel" is prescribed based on body weight and age of the patient. Children 6 months to 2 years of age, give 0.5 teaspoon or 0.5 tablets, children 2 to 6 years of age give 1 scoop or 1 tab., children from 6 to 12 years - 2 tablets or 2 scoops, for adults with weight up to 75 kg and children over 12 years should take 3 scoops, or 3 tablets, adult from 75 kg for 4 scoops or 4 tab. In these doses the drug is used once. It is recommended to repeat the intake of "Pyrantel" in 3 weeks.
For the treatment of enterobiasis and ascariasis medicine prescribed once in the amount of 10 mg per 1 kg of body weight. Admission tools in a minimum amount of 5 mg per 1 kg of body weight. When hookworm disease "Pyrantel" is prescribed for three days in a daily amount of 10 mg per 1 kg For treatment of complicated forms of necatorosis medication take 2 days in a daily dose of 20 mg per 1 kg of body weight. "Pyrantel" you need to drink during the meal or after it, the tablets should be thoroughly chewed. Upon completion of treatment should pass feces to detect the presence or absence of helminth eggs.
The drug has the following side effects: weakness, insomnia, drowsiness, headaches, dizziness, impaired hearing, confusion, paresthesia, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, increased liver transaminases, fever, skin rashes. "Pyrantel" contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to components, pregnancy and lactation, in the treatment of myasthenia gravis. With caution the drug is prescribed for disorders of the liver, children up to 2 years.
For the treatment of helminthiasis with "Pyrantel" there is no need to use laxatives. In enterobioze required to carry out the simultaneous treatment of people living together. At some after reception of "Pyrantel" dizziness may occur, therefore, during the period of the drug use caution when driving and performing work requiring active psychomotor reactions.
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