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What does pyrantel pamoate kill?

Asked by: Imrane Brizzi

asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th April, 2020

What does pyrantel pamoate kill?

It is used to treat intestinal roundworm, hookworm, and stomach worm parasites in dogs. The use of pyrantel pamoate to treat intestinal parasites in cats is off label or extra-label. This medication is also used off label to treat roundworms and hookworms in small mammals such as rabbits and rodents.

Likewise, people ask, what kind of worms does pyrantel pamoate kill in humans?

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 in the stool.

Secondly, how effective is pyrantel pamoate? Albendazole, ivermectin, and nitazoxanide appear to be effective for Ascaris with cure rates of 88%, 100%, and 91%, respectively. Both albendazole and pyrantel pamoate have been evaluated for pinworm with cure rates of 94.1% and 96.3%, respectively.

Subsequently, question is, will pyrantel pamoate kill hookworms in humans?

Pyrantel pamoate (Strongid, Nemocid) may be used for the treatment of hookworms and roundworms in humans, pets, and other animals with effects that can vary according to parasite species and resistance status [3]. In dogs and cats, pyrantel is used for common GI nematodes, except whipworms.

Will pyrantel kill tapeworms?

For the control of roundworms, hookworms and whipworms in puppies and small dogs. This product does not control tapeworms or heartworms.

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