Brand Names : Vanquin, viprynium
Proper Use of This Medicine
preparations (for example, special diets, fasting, other medicines, laxatives,
or enemas) are necessary before, during, or immediately after you take pyrvinium.
Use a specially marked measuring spoon or other device to measure each
dose accurately. The average household teaspoon may not hold the right amount
Pinworms may be easily passed from one person to another, especially among
persons in the same household. Therefore, all household members may have to
be treated at the same time to prevent their infection or reinfection. Also,
all household members may have to be treated again in 2 to 3 weeks to clear
up the infection completely. Make sure each family member takes the correct
amount, since the dose may be different for each person.
To help clear up your infection completely, take this
medicine exactly as directed by your doctor
. Read the instructions
on the label and follow them carefully. The amount of medicine you need is
based on your weight. You must take the exact amount if the medicine is going
to work. A second course of pyrvinium is usually required to clear up the
Dosing - The dose of pyrvinium will be different for
different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the
directions on the label
. The following information includes only the
average doses of pyrvinium. If your dose is different,
do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
For the oral suspension
Adults and children: Dose is based on body weight and will be determined
by your doctor. It is taken as a single dose and is repeated in 2 to 3 weeks.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other
damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Do not freeze oral suspension.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.