Ivermectin + Albendazole is a combination of two antiparasitic medicines: Ivermectin + Albendazole1 and Ivermectin + Albendazole2. Ivermectin + Albendazole1 works by binding to muscle and nerve cells of worms causing their paralysis and death. Ivermectin + Albendazole2 works by keeping the worms from absorbing sugar (glucose), so that they lose energy and die. This treats your infection effectively.
Q. Can Ivermectin + Albendazole be stopped when my symptoms are gone?
No, Ivermectin + Albendazole should be continued as advised by the doctor. If you experience any problems due to the consumption of Ivermectin + Albendazole, consult the doctor for re-evaluation. Do not stop even you feel better. Stopping Ivermectin + Albendazole early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
Q. Can the use of Ivermectin + Albendazole cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use ofIvermectin + Albendazole can cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicines without consulting your doctor.
Q. Will Ivermectin + Albendazole be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If you do not find any relief in your symptoms even after taking the recommended doses, please consult your doctor.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Ivermectin + Albendazole?
Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Apr 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.