Ivermectin is used to cure from certain worm infections

Ivermectin acts by paralyzing and then killing the offspring of adult worms. It can also slow the rate of reproduction of adult worms. An indication is a term used to refer to a condition, symptom, or disease for which a medication is prescribed or used by a patient. Ivermectin is indicated for the treatment of onchocercosis, and can also be used in some other types of helminthic infections.

Ivermectin side effects in human

Patients who received ivermectin experienced greater bloating and chest discomfort than patients who received albendazole. However, in comparative studies involving patients treated with thiabendazole, ivermectin was better tolerated than thiabendazole. Patients with strongyloidosis are not expected to experience ophthalmic reactions associated with the treatment of onchocerciasis or the disease itself. The following side effects have been reported after treatment with ivermectin: abnormal sensation in the eyes, swelling of the eyelids, anterior uveitis, conjunctivitis, limbitis, keratitis, and chorioretinitis or choroiditis.

Important information before taking Ivermectin

Tell your doctor about liver disease (if you have) or any other medical conditions. During treatment with ivermectin, you may need to adjust the dosage or special tests. Treatment with ivermectin usually involves taking a single dose, which should be taken on an empty stomach, washed down with a full glass of water. It is important that you do not miss any scheduled visit to the doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol, which can exacerbate some of the side effects of ivermectin.