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Question by  rwill72 (154)

What medication do you use to get rid of pinworms?

My child has pinworms, and I need to get rid of them.


Answer by  pambam (892)

Albenza (Albendazole) is the most common medication for pinworms and can be given to both children and adults in different doses. A single tablet will kill the worms, though another tablet two weeks later to kill the eggs is usually recommended. Vermox works in a similar way.


Answer by  Evgeni556 (63)

A single 100 milligram dose of mebendazole with repetition in 1 week will cure the illness. There is no side effects generally for this medication but abdominal pain and diarrhea have been reported in some cases. Pyrantel pamoate and piperazine are also very effective.

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