What is Stromectol (Ivermectin) used for?
Stromectol (Ivermectin) is an anti-parasitic medicine prescribed to treat patients suffering from certain types of roundworm infections including threadworm and onchocerciasis (river blindness). It operates by disabling and destroying any worms or larvae in the system allowing them to be eliminated from the body. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Stromectol (Ivermectin)?
Use Stromectol (Ivermectin) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken three times daily for the first three months of treatment, but your directions may differ based on the condition being treated, your weight, health, age, and the severity of your symptoms. The treatment of river blindness may require a longer regimen. Swallow the tablets with a large glass of water on an empty stomach. Never alter the form of the tablets prior to use by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. It should be noted that your physician may require a stool exam to ensure that the infection has been eliminated. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct applications.
What are the side effects of Stromectol (Ivermectin)?
Side effects that may occur while using Stromectol (Ivermectin) include:
Serious side effects that may occur that require medical attention are severe fatigue, swelling or redness of the eye, vision problems, severe digestive tract disorders, or seizures. Immediately inform your physician about any intense or worrying side effects you encounter to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or administration frequency to prevent further complications.
It is not recommended to drink alcohol after using Stromectol (Ivermectin) to avoid unexpected complications. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, if you have liver disease, or if you have severely reduced liver function. Also inform your physician if you have reduced liver function or reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Stromectol (Ivermectin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.