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Pyrantel

Last Revision: December 3, 2018.

CASRN: 22204-24-6

Chemical structure

Drug Levels and Effects

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of pyrantel pamoate during breastfeeding. It is poorly absorbed orally, so excretion into breastmilk and absorption by the breastfed infant is unlikely.[1]

Drug Levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Albendazole, Mebendazole

References

1.
Porto I. Antiparasitic drugs and lactation: focus on anthelmintics, scabicides, and pediculicides. J Hum Lact. 2003;19:421-5. [PubMed: 14620457]

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Pyrantel

CAS Registry Number

22204-24-6

Drug Class

  • Breast Feeding
  • Antinematodal Agents
  • Antiparasitic Agents

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