How to Take Ivermectin and Dose of Ivermectin


Find out how to take Ivermectin (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Ivermectin


How it should be taken  

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken

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.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an anthelmintic, prescribed for certain parasitic roundworm infections such as Strongyloidiasis and Onchocerciasis.  It kills the worms in the intestines.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with 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 serious brain problem with the following symptoms: 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.

Storage Conditions  

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