What Are The Uses Of Ivermectin?
It is a broad spectrum anti parasitic agent found effective against many parasites mainly parasitic worm and other types of multicellular parasites.
It is used in the treatment of
- Head lice
- Onchocerciasis (river blindness)
- Other worm infestations
It is taken orally or applied on to the skin as a topical agent.
It causes the death of parasite by increasing the permeability of the cell membrane.
What Are The Side Effects Of Ivermectin?
Some of the common side-effects are:
- Dry skin
- Burning of skin
- Redness of eyes
Consult your doctor if any of the following severe side effects occur:
- Vision changes
What Are The Contraindications Of Ivermectin?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Pregnant or planning for pregnancy, breast feeding.
- Renal disease
- Hepatic disease