Ivermectin

Ivermectin- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugIvermectin is an Anti-Infectives drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Ivermectin is used for
1. Nematodal infections
2. Scabies and pediculosis
3. Strongyloidiasis
4. Lymphatic filariasis
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
 
Available dosage forms 1. TABLETS
2. INJECTION
Dose 
Contraindications 1. Hypersensitivity
2. CNS disorders
3. Pregnancy
4. Meningitis
5. Trypanosomiasis
6. Seizures
7. Contraindicated to children below the age of < 5 years old or under 15 kg body weight
Precautions1. Concurrent Loa Loa infection
2. Impaired blood-brain barrier function
3. Pregnancy
4. Lactation
5. Hepatic
6. Cardiovascular
7. Renal or pulmonary disease
8. Anaemia
9. Coagulation disorder
10. Severe asthma
11. Interactions
Adverse Effects  1. Headache
2. Dizziness
3. Drowsiness
4. Nausea and vomiting
5. Abdominal pain and fatigue
6. Rash
7. Arthralgia
8. Fever
9. Asthenia
10. Hypotension
11. Tachycardia,
12. Edema
13. Lymphadenopathy
Pregnancy Category C

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