Ivermectin is used for the treatment of Strongyloidiasis (intestinal infection) and Onchocerciasis (parasitic infection)
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as single dose on an empty stomach with a full glass of water.
if you miss a dose, take missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor. Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses. Missed Dose Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule. Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Doctors advise against using ivermectin if you are allergic to any ingredient in it. Also if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, it's advised not to use it.
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication.
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