About the drug
Ivermectin is an antifungal medicine. Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic, anti fungal drug that kills certain types of parasitic organisms in the body and is used mainly to treat infections caused by those parasites.
Uses of the drug:
Ivermectin is used for the treatment of various types of parasites living on our body like head lice, scabies and filariasis among others. It comes as both topical as well as oral drug form. It is sold under various brands.
Working of the drug:
Ivermectin is effective against various microfilaria and parasites and kills them by paralyzing them and hindering their movement. It works by attacking the membrane of the cells.
Ivecop 6 mg tablet is manufacture by Shalaks, India. You can buy Ivercop 6 mg online at 24x7pharma.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
This drug is available in the tablet form in the following strength on our website:
Ivecop 6 mg tablets
Before you take this drug:
Do not take this drug if you:
- Are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients present in this medicine
Tell your doctor if you:
- Are pregnant and if you are not then use all the methods to prevent pregnancy.
- Are breastfeeding as the drug may pass into the breast milk and harm the newborn
- Have any other skin infection
How much to take the drug?
The dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you properly.
How to take the drug?
Take Ivermectin (Stromectol, Ivecop) strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Treatment with Ivermectin usually means taking a single dose that must be taken on an empty stomach with a glass of water.
For how long to take it?
To confirm that Ivermectin is functioning properly and helping you get rid of the parasites, your stools (bowel movement) will be checked periodically. It is important that you take these tests without fail.
An overdose of Ivermectin can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. If you think that you have overdosed on this medication, seek medical attention right away or call the Doctor immediately. If the situation worsens then visit the nearest healthcare center or call the emergency helpline number.
In case you forget to take the dose, skip the dose and take the next dose on the recommended time period. Do not double up the dose for the missed one.
Side effects of the drug:
Some side effects of Ivermectin are headache, dizziness, muscle pain, nausea, or diarrhea. If Ivermectin is being given for a parasitic disease called ‘River Blindness’, you may get some reactions as a result of dying parasites during the first 4 days of the treatment. These reactions include joint pain, tender or swollen lymph node, eye swelling, redness, or pain, weakness, vision changes, itching, rash, or fever. If any of these persist or deteriorate, get medical help right away.
The side effects listed above may not be all the possible side effects due to Ivermectin. There may be other side effects.
Common drug interactions:
Many other drugs can interact with Ivermectin. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any of the following drugs: a blood thinner like Warfarin or Clopidogrel, Alfentanil, Cyclophosphamide, prednisone Saquinavir, Sirolimus, Tacrolimus, Theophylline, Voriconazole, Antidepressants, Cancer Medicines, cholesterol lowering medicines, heart or blood pressure medicines, Rifabutin, or seizure medicines.
However, these are not the only medicines that can interact with Ivermectin. There may be others as well. Inform your doctor about all other medicines and related products which you may be using. Never start a new medication without consulting your doctor first.
Things to remember:
- Avoid alcohol while taking Ivermectin as it may cause undesired side effects
- While using Ivermectin topical, avoid covering the treated skin areas
- Store this medication in a cool and dry place
- Avoid tight fitting clothes or synthetic clothing
- Remember to follow your doctor’s advice properly for best results
- If you are using this medicine for jock itch in your feet, wear clean cotton socks, sandals or shoes that allows proper air circulation to the affected area