IVERMECTIN belongs to the class of anti-parasitic medicines, also known as anthelmintics. It is a widely used medication to treat various infections caused by parasites, including strongyloidiasis (a roundworm infection) and control onchocerciasis (a worm infection that affects skin and eyes). These parasitic infections can affect the quality of life and lead to life-threatening conditions if left untreated, especially in people with weakened defence (immune) systems.
IVERMECTIN contains ivermectin, which works by attaching to the inside of the parasite. It finally paralyzes and destroys the parasite or it prevents adult parasites from creating larvae for a while. Thus it effectively treats parasitic infections.
Take this medication as advised by your doctor. Do not alter the dose without your doctor’s advice. Common side-effects of IVERMECTIN are headache, dizziness, muscle pain, nausea, or upset stomach. You may also experience orthostatic hypotension (dizziness when getting up too quickly from a sitting or lying position). Most of these side effects of IVERMECTIN do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Before starting IVERMECTIN, inform your doctor if you are allergic to ivermectin or other medications. Do not consume IVERMECTIN if you are pregnant and breastfeeding without consulting the doctor. Tell your doctor if you are taking sedatives, anti-anxiety, or anti-epileptic drugs. Tell your doctor if you have a medical history of meningitis, human African trypanosomiasis, African sleeping sickness (an infection caused by the bite of tsetse fly in African countries), or illness that weakens the immune system, such as HIV or AIDS. Before taking the IVERMECTIN, inform your doctor about your medical history and other medications you are currently taking to rule out any potential negative effects.
Uses of IVERMECTIN
- Parasitic infections [Strongyloidiasis (a threadworm infection), onchocerciasis (a worm infection)]
IVERMECTIN is an anti-parasitic medication. It can kill the parasites by acting on the nervous system. It starves the worms by inducing paralysis, consequently leading them to death. In the case of strongyloidiasis, it kills the parasites present in the intestine, completely treating the infection. In the case of onchocerciasis, it can only control the infection as it can kill the developing worms but not the adult worms.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of IVERMECTIN
- Muscle pain
- Orthostatic hypotension
- Head or neck pain
- Blurred vision
- Balance problems