Brand Names : Pin-X, Reese's Pinworm Caplets, Reese's Pinworm Medicine, Combantrin
Pyrantel (pi-RAN-tel) belongs to the family of
medicines called anthelmintics (ant-hel-MIN-tiks)
. Anthelmintics are used in the treatment
of worm infections.
Pyrantel is used to treat pinworms (enterobiasis; oxyuriasis).
This medicine may also be used for other worm infections as determined
by your doctor.
Pyrantel works by paralyzing the worms. They are then passed in the stool.
Pyrantel is available in the following dosage forms:
Oral suspension (U.S. and Canada)
Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
- Reese's Pinworm Caplets
- Reese's Pinworm Medicine
In Canada -
Generic name product may be available in the U.S.