- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Technical Classification
- 11 Storage Conditions
- 12 Available Alternatives
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OverviewPIPERAZINE is a Schedule H drug.
Piperazine is used in the treatment of worm infections. Piperazine belongs to class of drugs called anthelmintic. It works by paralyzing the worms and making them to pass in the stool. It is effective against the intestinal nematodes roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides), pinworm and threadworm (Enterobius vermicularis). Piperazine produces a neuromuscular block leads to muscle paralysis of the worms which are consequently dislodged and expelled in the faeces.
UsagePIPERAZINE is generally used to treat: Pinworm Infection, Ascariasis, Worms
PIPERAZINE can address symptoms like: Worms In Stool, Abdomen Pain
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 2yrs
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk
Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first
How Do I Take It?PIPERAZINE is generally taken With Food.
Route of Administration: Oral
- Continuous and repeated treatment with piperazine in children should be avoided.
- It should also be avoided in pregnancy, though it can be given if it is extremely necessary and no other option is available.
- Cautious use of piperazine in children is required because of the neurotoxic effects.
- In treating enterobiasis all the household members are to be treated simultaneously.
- Washing all nightdresses and bed clothes should be done to prevent reinfection.Should nto be given to patients allergic to piperazine or any of its ingredients.
- Should not be given to patients who are suffering from kidney failure or epileptics (fits).
Symptoms of OverdosagePIPERAZINE over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing
Common Side-EffectsPIPERAZINE : Diarrhoea, Essential Tremor, Abdomen Pain, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Head Headache, Nausea, Vomit, Fever, Hair Loss
Serious Side-EffectsPIPERAZINE : Seizure, Joint Pain, Angioedema, Ataxia, Memory Problems, Eyes Blurred Vision, Confusion
Rare Side-EffectsPIPERAZINE : Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Muscle Pain
Technical ClassificationPIPERAZINE is categorized as: ANTHELMINTICS / ANTI-INFECTIVES
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with PIPERAZINE as Ingredient
|PIPERAZINE CITRATE 750MG SYP||PIPERAZINE 750.0 MG|
|PIPERAZINE CITRATE ELIXIR||PIPERAZINE|