Ivermectinis an antiparasitic (anthelmintic) medicine that is effective against a widerange of parasitic worms. This drug is often prescribed to controlonchocerciasis (river blindness) and to treat infections caused bystrongyloidiasis (a type of roundworm that lives in the intestines). In somecases, patients have used it as a scabies treatment.
Ivermectinis an inhibitor of the COVID-19 causative virus (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro.
A single treatment able to effect âˆ¼5000-foldreduction in virus at 48h in cell culture.
Ivermectin is FDA-approved for parasiticinfections, and therefore has a potential for repurposing.
Ivermectin is widely available, due to itsinclusion on the WHO model list of essential medicines.
Ivermectin is an antiparasitic (anthelmintic) medicine that is effectiveagainst a wide range of parasitic worms. This drug is often prescribed tocontrol onchocerciasis (river blindness) and to treat infections caused bystrongyloidiasis (a type of roundworm that lives in the intestines), enterobiasis,trichuriasis, ascariasis, trichuriasis, filariasis and other parasiticinfections. In some cases, patients have used it as a scabies treatment (aparasitic disease affecting the skin).
Dosage and Administration
Ivermectin comes in the form of tablets, each of which contains 6mg and 12 mgof the active ingredient. The exact dosage required depends on the conditionthat the patient is treating. Consult your doctor first, so that the correctdosage can be prescribed. Adults undergoing treatment for onchocerciasis areoften directed to take a single dose (every 12 months). However, heavyinfections may require an additional dose every 6 months (3 months in somecases). Doctors calculate the dosage at a rate of 0.15mg per kilogram, and asan example, patients weighing 65kg to 84 kg have often been told to take 12mgonce. The dosage for scabies, strongyloidiasis, ascariasis and other conditionsmay vary, and in all cases, patients must consult their doctor beforetreatment.
Patients treated with Ivermectin may sometimes experience:
Â§ Â§ Â§ Â§ Â§ Side effects should be reported to the prescribingdoctor. Seek medical care straight away if you notice seizures, bowel problems,side effects related to urination, fever, peeling of the skin or any othersymptoms of a severe reaction.
if you have a history of medical problems, tell your doctor before taking thismedicine.
If you become dizzy, do not drive or operatedangerous machinery.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if yousuffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative ofa reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, troublebreathing, and trouble swallowing.
Always use Ivermectin as you have been prescribedby your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without firstconsulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health,medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
This medication may not be safe for all patients.Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
Â§ Â§ Â§ Â§ Â§ If you are using any supplements, vitamins, orherbal products of any kind.
Ivermectin -6mg each tab
Ivermectin -12mg each tab
1 x 10 tab