Ivermectin is a prescription drug available from your pharmacy store only with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner.
Ivermectin is pronounced as: eye-ver-MEK-tin
Ivermectin is anthelmintics and anti parasitic drug
Ivermectin is used in the treatment of following infections
Ivermectin should not be given to patients who are hypersensitive to it.
Children: Ivermectin should not be given to children who are less than 15 kg.
Pregnant woman: Ivermectin belongs to FDA pregnancy category C. This means that ivermectin may harm an unborn baby if used during pregnancy but potential benefit may warrant use of the drug in pregnant woman despite potential risks. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
Ivermectin is available in the form tablet and suspension; your doctor will prescribe depending upon the condition and severity of the disease.
Use ivermectin as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease. Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication.
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose.
In case of overdose contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician.
Ivermectin may cause the following side effects like
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience the following adverse effects
Store ivermectin at room temp (15 – 30 degrees C). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any left over portion is disposed off safely.
Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: May 31, 2012
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