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STROMECTOL
IVERMECTIN - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

IVERMECTIN - ORAL

(eye-ver-MECK-tin)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Stromectol

Uses

Ivermectin is used to treat infections due to certain parasites.

How To Use

Take by mouth, with water, as directed. Depending on your condition and response to therapy, future doses of this medication may be necessary.

Side Effects

Nausea, headache, or muscle aches may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: swollen or tender glands (lymph nodes), joint pain, rash, swelling, itching, fever. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: dizziness, fast pulse, bloating, change in the appearance of the eye, eye swelling/redness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: immune system problems (e.g., HIV), breathing problems (asthma), recent foreign travel (Loa-loa endemic areas), any allergies you may have. To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use. This product can affect the results of certain lab tests (e.g., liver). Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you have used this drug. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include swelling; severe headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; tiredness, or weakness.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., stool examinations) may be performed to monitor your progress and for side effects. Keep all medical appointments.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.