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What are the risks of taking pyrantel?

If you are using pyrantel to treat hookworm, you may develop anemia. Your doctor may recommend iron tablets in order to prevent anemia from occurring. Pyrantel can also complicate liver disease. Taking pyrantel with alcohol can increase dizziness and other side effects of the drug. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you should talk to your doctor before taking pyrantel because its effect on a developing fetus is unknown. It is also unknown if the drug passes through breast milk to a nursing infant.