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    Ivermectin

    Information about Ivermectin

    Ivermectin uses

    Ivermectin is used in the treatment of scabies and filariasis.

    How ivermectin works

    Ivermectin belongs to class of medications called anthelmintic. Ivermectin works by killing the parasite by paralyzing it.
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    Common side effects of ivermectin

    Erythematous rash, Itching, Dry skin, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

    Available Medicine for Ivermectin

    • ₹23 to ₹71
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹88 to ₹125
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹26
      Mankind Pharma Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹20
      Bennet Pharmaceuticals Limited
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹13 to ₹21
      Menarini India Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹32 to ₹37
      NuLife Pharmaceuticals
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹19
      Rowan Bioceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹15 to ₹22
      Kivi Labs Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹15 to ₹21
      Psychotropics India Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹62 to ₹94
      Tripada Biotec Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Ivermectin

    • Ivermectin lotion should not be used for children under 6 months of age.
    • Ivermectin should be taken empty stomach with water.
    • Ivermectin tablets should not be given to children under 5 years of age and weight under 15 kg.
    • Do not take/apply ivermectin and consult your doctor if you are sensitive to ivermectin or any other ingredient to tablet/cream/lotion; or if you have concurrent loa loa infection; suffering from brain problems, bleeding disorder, or asthma.
    • Avoid using ivermectin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Ivermectin

    Ivermectin

    Q. Can humans take Ivermectin for worms, roundworms, fleas, and ringworm?
    Ivermectin can be taken for worms, roundworms, flea, and ringworm
    Q. Is Ivermectin harmful to humans?
    Ivermectin is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor
    Q. Does Ivermectin kill scabies?
    Ivermectin kills scabies
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    Q. Does Ivermectin kill scabies eggs?
    Ivermectin does not kills scabies eggs. A single dose can cure scabies.
    Q. Is Ivermectin/Ivomec a steroid?
    Ivermectin is not a steroid
    Q. Is Ivermectin safe?
    Ivermectin is relatively safe if used as recommended
    Q. Is Ivermectin sold over the counter?
    No, Ivermectin is available only against prescription.
    Q. How often can I take Ivermectin for scabies?
    Please consult your doctor for the dose and duration required

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)