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Drug information on Iverkem (Ivermectin) from Anikem Laboratories

Iverkem

  Tablet  
Anikem Laboratories
Generic : Ivermectin
 9.50
3mg
1 Tablets
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Drug Name : Ivermectin

Ivermectin is an anthelminthic drug used to treat certain parasitic infections like Strongyloidiasis and Onchocerciasis. It has recently gained attention due to increased usage in COVID-19.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Mar 30, 2018

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Medical Condition(s) for which Iverkem may be prescribed


Overview of Iverkem

• Ivermectin is indicated for treating Strongyloidiasis of the intestinal tract caused by the parasite named Strongyloides stercoralis. • It is also used for Onchocerciasis or River blindness caused by the parasite named Onchocerca volvulus • Scabies caused by the mite named Sarcoptes.

Side effects of Iverkem

   Body as a Whole : Weakness/fatigue and abdominal pain.

   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, drowsiness, unsteadiness and tremor.

   Skin : Itching, rash and hives.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

It is administered as a single oral dose therapy.
Strongyloidiasis- The recommended dose is 200mcg/kg/ body weight.
Onchocerciasis - The recommended dose is 150mcg/kg body weight.

How to use Iverkem?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as a single dose on an empty stomach with a full glass of water.

When is Iverkem not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in ivermectin

Warnings and Precautions for Iverkem

Caution is required in patients with a history of • Asthma or a weakened immune system, any infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications • During pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• Stool examinations may be performed while taking this medication.
• Patients who have other parasite infections may develop with increased risk of a serious brain problem with unusual back pain, eye bleeding, shortness of breath, failure to control bladder or bowel, trouble walking or standing, mental changes. If it is so, consult with your doctor immediately.

Other Precautions for Iverkem

Avoid excess dosage

Drug Interactions of Iverkem

Ivermectin can interact with the following drugs in various extents: • Warfarin

Storage Conditions for Iverkem

Store it at room temperature (25-30°C).



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