Ivermectin is most commonly known as an anti-parasite medication that helps to treat a number of infections both in humans and animals. For human use, a person may be prescribed either tablet, cream or injections (on a very rare basis) which are all highly effective. Learn more about the available forms and how to comply with their administration.
Ivermectin (Stromectol Generic) Tablets
First off, Ivermectin oral is used to fight certain parasitic roundworm infections. It literally affects the nerves and muscles of the parasites, paralyzing them and causing their death. For patients with weak immune and with roundworm infections, this medication helps to avoid the development of accompanying life-threatening conditions.
How to use it? One has to use tablets orally and wash them down with lots of water. Ideally, one should take it on an empty stomach at least 1 hour prior to having a meal. To treat the infection in full, a patient might need to take the medication again in several months or in a year depending on the health condition. In the case of a weak immune system, one may be tailored to a double dose of a drug.
Tablet indications and dosages:
- Strongyloidiasis — 0.2mg/kg once;
- Ascariasis — 0.2mg/kg once;
- Cutaneous Larva Migrans — 0.2mg/kg once;
- Filariasis — 0.2mg/kg once;
- Scabies — 0.2mg/kg once.
Do not take more than directed or side effects may take place.
When it comes to cream or topical form, it is mainly prescribed to treat inflammatory lesions of rosacea. It works by affecting the life cycle of Demodex mite, a parasite causing rosacea. On some occasions, it may be used also for adult acne.
How to use it? First of all, you have to read the manufacturer’s label prior to applying it to the skin. It can be used only on the skin of the face.
Clean the affected skin area with soap or a designated cleanser and make it dry. Apply the cream (pea-sized amount) to the skin as directed by your doctor. Most commonly, 1-time application per day is recommended. The layer of cream on your face should be thin. After the application, wash your hands properly. Ensure to avoid the eyes, nose, and lips areas.
Please note, you should not use the cream in large amounts to get better results or apply it more than directed by your doctor. It won’t affect your skin condition but may only put you at risk of struggling from side effects. The first visible improvements may come within several weeks of the usage. If you do not experience any relief from the condition, speak to your doctor.
Ivermectin in injections is mostly prescribed and used for animals only. Yet, on some occasions, when a human has severe health conditions including strongyloidiasis, injections might be turned to.
As of now, there are no parenteral antihelminthic drugs that are licensed for human use. There was one case that has been successfully treated with a parenteral veterinary formulation of ivermectin. Yet, it does not make it effective and safe. Injections are reserved for veterinary medicine only.
All information that you can find here about Ivermectin, its consumption, and dosages, is offered for education. We don’t bear responsibility for the details provided in this article and encourage you to consult a medical specialist if you want to take this drug. A doctor can properly assess your medical history and conclude whether Ivermectin is safe for you. Taking this drug without physical examination and consultation with a doctor can cause various side effects. The article doesn’t provide all the information you need to determine whether it’s right for you.