Stromectol

(ivermectin)

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Treats infections caused by stomach worms and other parasites.

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Stromectol (ivermectin) is an antiparasitic, which you usually only need to take once to get rid of your infection.

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Quick facts about ivermectin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ivermectin)

Upsides

  • Usually, you only need to take Stromectol (ivermectin) once to get rid of your infection.
  • Stromectol (ivermectin) is available as a generic.
  • Most people who take this medication don't have side effects.
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Downsides

  • For treating stomach worms, you will need to do stool and blood tests after taking Stromectol (ivermectin) to see if you have gotten rid of the infection.
  • For treating a very rare type of parasitic eye infection, you will need to see your doctor again after taking Stromectol (ivermectin), and you might need to take the medication more times.
  • If you take warfarin, your doctor might need to do more blood tests while you take this medicine.
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Stromectol (ivermectin) is an antiparasitic. It kills parasites by damaging their nerve and muscle cells so they can’t survive.

Quick facts about ivermectin
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ivermectin)

Used for

  • Parasitic infection
  • Scabies

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Stromectol (ivermectin) for Parasitic infection

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  • Rash
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Side effect rates for Stromectol (ivermectin)

  • Itchy skin
    28%28%
  • Swelling and rash
    23%23%
  • Fever
    23%23%
  • Swollen lymph nodes
    11%11%
  • Joint pain
    9%9%
  • Fast heart rate
    4%4%
  • Swelling of arms and/or legs
    3%3%
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Risks and Warnings for Stromectol (ivermectin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Treatment of parasitic eye infection

    Some people have had a severe allergic reaction after taking Stromectol (ivermectin) to treat a rare type of parasitic eye infection. Symptoms usually start about a week after taking the medicine and include fever, hives, fast heart rate, swelling, and stomach pain. This type of eye infection almost never happens in the United States, and only occurs if you've visited certain countries in Africa or the Middle East. If you have these symptoms, talk to your doctor or go to the emergency room right away.