Combantrin Side Effects

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Combantrin is a medication used to eliminate pinworms (threadworms). It also eliminates hookworms and roundworms, although this information is not included on product labeling. Combantrim is a brand name for pyrantel, and this particular brand is available in countries such as Canada and Australia. Side effects are uncommon.

Combantrin is a medicine used to eliminate different types of worms.
Combantrin is a medicine used to eliminate different types of worms.

Dosage

Combantrin is to be taken as one dose, according to body weight. It may need to be repeated in two to three weeks. Since all household members tend to acquire a worm infection from one another, everyone may need to be treated.

Combantrin is taken as one dose which is figured out based on your body weight.
Combantrin is taken as one dose which is figured out based on your body weight.

Possible Side Effects

Most people do not experience any side effects from Combantrin. Some possible effects include abdominal pain or stomach cramps, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, headache and insomnia.

Some people experience stomach pain with this medication.
Some people experience stomach pain with this medication.

Skin Rash

Rarely, some people develop a skin rash from taking Combantrin. This side effect should be promptly reported to a doctor.

If you develop a skin rash contact your doctor immediately.
If you develop a skin rash contact your doctor immediately.

Contraindication

People with liver disease may not be able to safely take Combantrin because the drug can cause elevated liver enzymes in these patients.

People with liver disease may not be able to safely take Combantrin.
People with liver disease may not be able to safely take Combantrin.

Caution

Negative reactions to Combantrin typically do not occur unless people take more than the recommended dose, which is 11 mg/kg.

Typically you won't experience a negative reaction unless you exceed your recommended dosage.
Typically you won't experience a negative reaction unless you exceed your recommended dosage.

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