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Combantrin Tablets

Combantrin is Australia’s leading worm treatment and treats pinworms / threadworms in a single dose. These anti-worm products will only treat the adult worms currently residing in the intestines. They will not treat the eggs or immature worms. This is why it is important to treat the whole family at the same time and to check roughly two weeks after the initial dose in case a second dose of treatment is required. This is because existing threadworm eggs in your environment can cause a reinfection and treatment will not prevent your children from contracting threadworm again if they ingest more eggs.

Side effects: Side effects with Combantrin regular tablets are rare but can include nausea or vomiting. These are usually only short term but see your doctor if symptoms persist.


Other infections: Roundworm and hookworm infections can be treated with Combantrin adult strength tablets but you should seek medical advice before beginning treatment if you suspect that you have either of these worm infections because they are often difficult to diagnose.


Cautions: You should not use Combantrin adult strength tablets if you suffer from acute liver disease. If you are pregnant then consult your doctor before beginning treatment. You should not take Combantrin adult strength tablets if you are allergic to, or have hypersensitivity to, any of the ingredients.


COMBANTRIN REGULAR STRENGTH TABLETS

Each regular strength Combantrin tablet contains pyrantel embonate equivalent to 125mg of pyrantel. Combantrin regular strength comes in two pack sizes. The standard pack contains 6 tablets and the family pack contains 18 tablets. The packet of 6 tablets of regular strength Combantrin contains enough tablets to treat approximately two children or one adult. The family pack of 18 regular strength Combantrin tablets contains enough tablets to treat approximately two children and two adults.

Dosage: Adults and children should take one 125mg square for every 12.5kg of body weight (the equivalent of 10mg of pyrantel per 1 kg of weight). This should be taken as a single dose, with fluid, after food.


Approx. Age*Weight RangeNo. of Tablets
Below 1 yearConsult your doctor
1-5 years*10-25kg*1-2
6-10 years26-45kg3
11-13 years46-56kg4
14-18 years57-70kg5
AdultsOver 70kg6
*Approx. Age is only a guide

COMBANTRIN ADULT STRENGTH TABLETS

Each adult strength Combantrin tablet contains pyrantel embonate equivalent to 250mg pyrantel. One packet of 6 tablets of adult strength Combantrin contains enough tablets to treat approximately two adults.

Dosage: Adults should take one 250mg square for every 25kg of body weight (the equivalent of 10mg of pyrantel per 1 kg of weight). This should be taken as a single dose, with fluid, after food.


Approx. Age*Weight RangeNo. of Tablets
11-13 years46-56kg2
14-18 years57-70kg2 1/2
AdultsOver 70kg3
*Approx. Age is only a guide

Combantrin tablets contain no gluten, lactose, sucrose, or artificial flavours, to the equivalent to less than 0.3% W/W. The tablets contain artificial colours.


Other Combantrin products include: Combantrin Chocolate Squares, Combantrin Suspension, and Combantrin-1.

Combantrin is a registered trademark of Pfizer Inc. Pfizer Pty Ltd 38-42 Wharf Road, West Ryde, NSW 2114 Australia. Pfizer Laboratories Limited, Auckland, New Zealand