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Description

Pyrvinium is an anti-parasitic drug used to treat pinworm infections. It is a synthetic pyridine derivative and works by paralyzing the worms, allowing them to be passed out of the body in the stool.

Common side effects of pyrvinium include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Rare side effects include headache, dizziness, and rash.

Brand names associated with pyrvinium include Pin-Rid, Pin-X, and Vermox.

Synonyms
  • pyrvinium
Classifications
  • anthelmintic
  • antinematodal
  • antiparasitic

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