Drug: ivermectin

Side effects of ivermectin are itching, rash, dizziness, insomnia, abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, and vomiting. Low blood pressure, facial swelling, and increased heart rate have also been reported. REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

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Yes

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Tablets: 3 mg

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Store ivermectin tablets at temperatures below 30 C (86 F).

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Dosing is complicated and varies for each disease. Dosing begins with 15 kg weight and varies with weight ranges up to 80 or 85 kg depending on the disease process and based on about 200 mcg ivermectin per kg body weight.
  • Intestinal strongyloidiasis: If weighing more than 85 kg take 200 mcg/kg of ivermectin by mouth as a single dose. If evidence of larvae still present during 3 months following therapy, re-treat with a single dose.
  • Onchocerciasis: If weighing more than 85 kg take 150 mcg/kg of ivermectin by mouth as a single dose. Consider retreatment between 3 to 12 months.

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There are no adequate studies done on ivermectin to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women. Ivermectin should be avoided in pregnant mothers to avoid any risk to the unborn.

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Ivermectin enters breast milk in trace amounts. Therefore, it should be avoided in nursing mothers to prevent any adverse effects to the newborn.

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