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What is Generic for Ivermectin used for?

Ivermectin is an antiparasitic medication used to treat infections caused by certain parasites. It belongs to a class of drugs known as antihelmintics. This medicine works by paralyzing and killing parasites. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Ivermectin?

The dosage of Ivermectin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Ivermectin by mouth with a full glass of water.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Ivermectin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Ivermectin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Ivermectin?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Ivermectin, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Ivermectin?

  • Clonazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Lorazepam
  • Phenobarbital
  • Valproic acid

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Ivermectin.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Ivermectin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Ivermectin can interact with barbiturates and benzodiazepines.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Ivermectin?

Like other medicines, Ivermectin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Ivermectin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Ivermectin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Ivermectin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Ivermectin can cause side effects such as nausea, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, bloating, and muscle pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Ivermectin.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Ivermectin?

Is it possible for me to take Ivermectin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Ivermectin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Ivermectin?
How will Ivermectin work in my body?
How should Ivermectin be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Ivermectin drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Ivermectin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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