Generic Name:

ivermectin, Oral tablet

All Brands

  • Stromectol
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Highlights for ivermectin

Oral tablet
IVERMECTIN (eye ver MEK tin) is an anti-infective. It is used to treat infections of some parasites.
This drug also comes in other forms, including Topical creamTopical lotion
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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ivermectin Side Effects

Oral tablet

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • eye pain, swelling, redness
  • fast, irregular heartrate
  • feeling dizzy, faint
  • fever
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • seizures
  • uncontrolled urination, bowel movements
  • unusual swelling
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation, diarrhea
  • headache
  • joint or muscle pain
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • tender glands in the neck, armpits, or groin
  • tremor
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ivermectin May Interact with Other Medications

Oral tablet
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use ivermectin

Oral tablet

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after food. Do not take with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • asthma
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to ivermectin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

See your doctor or health care professional for a follow-up visit as directed. You will need to have tests done to check that the infection is cleared. You may need retreatment. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

Practice good hygiene to prevent infection of others. Wash your hands, scrub your fingernails and shower often. Every day change and launder linens and undergarments. Scrub toilets often and keep floors clean.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What does the pill look like?

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How Much Does ivermectin Cost?

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