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Antepar Syrup

Manufactured byGLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsPiperazine
Description

Antepar Syrup is an anthelmintic agent used to treat parasitic infections caused by pinworms and roundworms.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Antepar Syrup

  • Blurred vision
  • Tingling sensation of skin
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Itching and skin rash
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness and Drowsiness

Uses of Antepar Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Roundworm infection
  • Pinworm infection
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to piperazine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Neurological effects

This medicine may cause neurological effects such as dizziness, fits, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any such symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Severe allergic reactions

This medicine may cause severe allergic reactions including bronchospasm, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, urticaria, and/or angioedema of the throat or tongue, etc. in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped. Contact your doctor if you miss more than one scheduled dose of this medicine.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Tramadol

Bupropion

Fluphenazine

Chlorpromazine

Disease interactions

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney disease due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver disease due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases.

Seizures

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with seizure disorders due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as instructed by the doctor. This medicine can be taken with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Take the medicine for the entire prescribed duration. Ensure that proper hygiene measures are adopted to prevent the recurrence and spread of the infection.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by paralyzing the worms and are expelled live from the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Anthelmintics

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 10 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00592

[Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 10 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/piperazine

[Internet]. Europepmc.org. 2018 [cited 10 September 2018]. Available from:

https://europepmc.org/backend/ptpmcrender.fcgi?accid=PMC2080268&blobtype=pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 6 Mar 2019

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