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Ivermectin

Molecule Description

Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic medicine. It is used for the management and trea...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    References
uses

Uses of Ivermectin

For the treatment and management of worm infections, head lice and to reduce inflammatory lesion in rosacea.
contraindications

Contraindications of Ivermectin

When should one not use Ivermectin

If you are allergic to Ivermectin, similar medicines.
sideEffects

Side effects of Ivermectin

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Dizziness, tiredness, stomach upset, loss of appetite, shakiness, sleepiness, skin rash or itching is experienced with oral preparations.
  • Burning sensation and skin irritation are few side effects associated with topical formulations of Ivermectin.
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Ivermectin

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Ivermectin during pregnancy?
A:
Ivermectin should not be used during pregnancy as there is limited safety information available in pregnant women. Please consult the doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant before starting the medicine.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Ivermectin while breastfeeding?
A:
Components of the medicine pass in breast milk in low amounts. Inform the doctor that you are breastfeeding while he/she prescribes you the medicine.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed ivermectin?
A:
Consuming oral preparation like tablets and suspension makes you feel dizzy and sleepy. Avoid driving if you experience these side effects. Topical preparations containing Ivermectin have no or negligible influence on driving ability.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Ivermectin?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Ivermectin.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You may experience an allergic reaction after taking or applying.
  • You may experience headache, dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision, fits.
  • There is no improvement in the condition while on treatment.
  • While on treatment the doctor may ask you to perform a routine examination of stool to check if the infection is getting cleared.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Ivermectin

How Does It Work?

Ivermectin attaches to the muscle and nerve cells of the parasite and increases the permeability of the outer membrane, thus causing paralysis and death of the parasite. It has anti-inflammatory prope...
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interactions

Interactions of Ivermectin

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines affect the way Ivermectin works, or the medicine itself reduces the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform the doctor about the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are taking or might take to avoid possible interaction.
  • Ivermectin must be used with caution along with blood thinners like warfarin.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B.Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Last Updated on: 17 Sep 2021 | 03:26 PM (IST)
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