Often seen in preschool and school-age children, pinworms are the most common intestinal parasite in the US. And while most pediatricians have experience with pinworm infections, not all are aware of the high costs of prescription pinworm treatments like albendazole and mebendazole. An over-the-counter solution for pinworms, Reese’s Pinworm Medicine offers up to 95% savings in comparison to Rx.
To learn more about over-the-counter Reese’s Pinworm Medicine and what sets it apart from pricey prescriptions, keep reading. Prefer to get this information in a printable format? Click to download our PDF brochure below.
How Does Reese’s Pinworm Medicine Compare to Prescription Pinworm Treatment?
We’ve mapped out the similarities and differences for you in the chart below, and included more details in the sections that follow.
How Does Reese’s Pinworm Medicine Work?
The active ingredient in Reese’s Pinworm Medicine is Pyrantel Pamoate. Unlike prescription medicines that block glucose and kill the pinworms food source, Pyrantel Pamoate paralyzes the worms so that the body can remove them naturally in the stool.
The only anthelmintic drug that has been approved for OTC sales by the FDA, Pyrantel Pamoate remains the same strength it was when it came off prescription more than 30 years ago.
How Long Until Pinworm Medicine Takes Affect?
Similar to prescription treatments claim of a few days, Reese’s Pinworm Medicine takes approximately 72 hours to clear the body of pinworms.
We recommend that all family members in the patient’s household take the medicine, and that a full cleaning of the home is recommended.
Since pinworm eggs can survive on surfaces like clothing and bedding for 2 to 3 weeks, it is incredibly important for families to clean their homes following treatment to prevent reinfection. Our FAQ page offers additional insights for patients dealing with a pinworm infection in their home.
What is the Dosage for Reese’s Pinworm Medicine?
How Much Does Pinworm Medicine Cost?
Reese’s Pinworm Medicine offers your patients a reliable treatment for pinworm at a fraction of the cost of prescriptions.
The cost for a pinworm prescription treatment can be staggering, up to a whopping 95% more than OTC treatments. Treating pinworms doesn’t have to break the bank. For less than $20, Reese’s Pinworm Medicine can treat an entire family.
Where Can Patients Find Over-the-Counter Pinworm Medicine?
Starting as a small niche brand in 1986, Reese’s Pinworm Medicine has grown to become the leading over-the-counter pinworm remedy. It is available at retailers and independent pharmacies across the U.S.
Find a store near you with our store locator.
Request Samples and Rebate Request Forms
Maneuvering your patients care while being aware of their medical costs is a difficult part of being a physician. Recognizing this, Reese provides a rebate offer to those who purchase Reese’s Pinworm Medicine for treatment. Save your patients up to $4 when they return a completed rebate form along with their original receipt and proof-of-purchase carton UPC in a single envelope.
To request product samples and rebate forms be mailed to your office, please complete the following form and click submit:
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