Brand Names : Vanquin, viprynium
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will
do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For pyrvinium, the following
should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to pyrvinium. Also tell your health care professional if
you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or
Pregnancy - Pyrvinium has not been studied in pregnant women
or animals. However, pyrvinium has not been reported to cause birth defects
or other problems in humans.
Breast-feeding - Pyrvinium has not been reported to cause problems
in nursing babies.
Children - Pyrvinium has been studied in children and, in effective
doses, has not been reported to cause different side effects or problems in
children than it does in adults. However, because of limited experience, caution
is recommended in children weighing less than 10 kilograms (22 pounds). Older
children are more likely to have stomach upset after receiving large doses.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults. Although there is no specific information
comparing use of pyrvinium in the elderly with use in other age groups, this
medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older
people than it does in younger adults.
Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used
together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together
even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to
change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care
professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical
problems may affect the use of pyrvinium. Make sure you tell your doctor if
you have any other medical problems.