Melphin® (Pyrantel Pamoate USP) is an anthelmintic effective against Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm), Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm), Ancylostoma duodenale/Necator americanus (hookworm) and Trichostrongylus. Melphin® may be used for the treatment of infestations with one or more of these parasites in both adults and children.
Pyrantel Pamoate is given orally at anytime without regard to ingestion of food or beverages. A single dose of 11 mg/kg body weight, to a maximum of 1 g, should be given to treat infestations caused by the parasites mentioned above. In the case of Pinworm, it is often wise to repeat the dose after an interval of 2 weeks.