Ivermectin is an antiparasitic medication. It is a broad spectrum antiparasitic agent, and is indicated in the treatment of several parasitic diseases such as roundworm infections, hookworm and whipworm.
It is also used in the treatment of a wide range of conditions such as onchocerciasis, intestinal strongyloidiasis and river blindness.
How does Ivermectin work?
Ivermectin belongs to a class of medications known as Anthelmintics. Its antiviral activities have been shown to inhibit a wide range of RNA and DNA viruses such as dengue, Zika, yellow fever among others.
What are the side effects of Ivermectin?
Some of the side effects of Ivermectin include:
- Difficult breathing
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Joint pain
- Increased heart rate
How should I take Ivermectin?
Consult your doctor or pharmacist on instructions on your dosage of Ivermectin or follow the directions on your prescription label.
Ivermectin is best taken on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before a meal.
Take Ivermectin tablets orally with a full glass of water. Swallow the tablets. Do not break, crush or chew.
Do not take Ivermectin in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
- Ivermectin may make you feel dizzy. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery when using this medication.
- Do not use Ivermectin if you are allergic to it.
Before using Ivermectin, tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Any condition that weakens the immune system.
Ivermectin are available on Drugstore.ng, the largest online pharmacy in Nigeria.