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Name of the generic: Ivermectin (oral) (oral) EYE-ver-MEKtin [EYE-ver-MEK-tin]
Drug class: Anthelmintics

What is Stromectol?

Stromectol is a parasite-fighting medication. Stromectol helps treat diseases within the body caused by parasites. Stromectol can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Stromectol

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Stromectol can cause severe adverse effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Redness or pain in your eyes, or puffy eyes. with your eyesight;
  • Extremely severe skin eruption, itching, or a rash that is pussy;
  • Confusion, changes in mental state, balance issues, difficulty walking;
  • Fever, swollen glands, gastric pain, arthritis pain, swelling in your feet or hands;
  • Rapid heart rate trouble breathing;
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control;
  • Neck or back pain, seizure (convulsions), or
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you've passed out.

Common adverse effects of Stromectol could include:

  • Headaches, muscle aches,
  • Dizziness;
  • Nausea, diarrhea, or
  • Mild skin eruption.

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Ivermectin, albendazole, moxidectin, and albenza


Follow all the instructions on your prescription label and on the label of your package. Inform your health care providers about your allergies, medical issues, and any other medications you take.

Before you take this drug

Stromectol is not a good choice if you are allergic to it.

To be sure Stromectol is suitable for you, inform your doctor that you suffer from:

  • Kidney or liver disease, or
  • Cancer, HIV, AIDS, or any other condition that could reduce your immune system.

It isn't clear if stromectol can harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby while taking this medication. Ivermectin is a substance that can be passed through breastmilk and could cause harm to nursing babies. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding your baby. Stromectol shouldn't be given to a child weighing less than 33 pounds (15 kg).

How to take stromectol?

Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not take Stromectol in greater or lesser quantities or for a longer period than is recommended. Take Stromectol when you have an empty stomach, at least one hour prior to or two hours after eating. Stromectol is usually prescribed in a single dose. It is taken by drinking a large glass of water.

In order to effectively treat your disease, To treat your infection, you might need to repeat taking Stromectol for a few months or even a year following your initial dose. If you suffer from an immune system that is weak (caused by illness or taking certain medicines), you may need more than one serving of Ivermectin. Certain people with weak immune systems must take this medicine regularly. Follow your doctor's prescriptions. To be sure that the medication is effective, you may be required to give regular stool samples. Place this medicine in a refrigerator at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Because stromectol is usually taken in a single dose, you might not be following a dose schedule. If you're following a routine, make sure to take the dose you missed immediately after you recall. Do not take your missed dose if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take any additional medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Drinking alcohol can cause an increase in the effects of ivermectin in certain ways.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can interfere with ivermectin, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your health professionals about the medicines you take now and any medication that you decide to stop or change your use of.



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