It is a broad-spectrum anthelmintic that acts by neuromuscular blockade causing spastic paralysis of the parasite and its subsequent expulsion by intestinal peristalsis Detoxant Review, without causing excitation of the parasites, nor stimulating their migration.
Pyrantel pamoate has a short duration action and tends to complete elimination of the body by faeces and urine within 3 to 4 days. Pyrantel pamoate is poorly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and approximately 6 to 8% of the total is found in the urine and the rest in the faeces.
The recommended dose in adults is one single dose per day Detoxant Review. From 12 years onwards, from 40 to 75 kg: 3 tablets. Adults over 75 kg: 4 tablets.