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Primary Uses


This drug is used to treat infestation with threadworms of small intestine, due to nematode parasite strongyloides stercoralis, river blindness due to nematode parasite Onchocera volvulus.

Side Effects

SIde effects of this drug can include decreased blood pressure, mild ECG changes, swelling, dizziness, headache, increased body temperature, sleeplessness, drowsiness, vertigo, itching, rash, redness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, increased eosinophils, decreased WBC's, increased ALT/AST, eye inflammation, muscular pain, tremor, weakness, blurred vision, mild conjuctivitis, and cataracts.



The risk cannot be ruled out with this drug. Please consult your physician before starting this drug.


This drug is contraindicated in lactation, and hence should not be given in lactating mothers.


May cause skin and/or systemic reactions of varying severity including eye reactions in patient with river blindness. Repeated treatment may be required in patients with decreased immunity. Pretreatment assessment for loa infection is recommended in any patient with significant exposure to endemic areas. Safety and efficacy in children below 15 kg body weight have not been established.


This drug should not be given if there is a known hypersensitivity to ivermectin or any other component of the formulation.


What is its use?

Ivermectin helps treat parasitic infections of your intestinal tract, skin, and eyes.

How should it be taken?

Take it on an empty stomach with a full glass of water.

Can I drink coffee or tea while using this medicine?

No, you should not. Avoid caffeine when taking this medication.

What should be done to get its maximum result?

To get the most benefit from the medicine, drink lots of fluids, and avoid caffeine when taking this medication.

How often is it taken?

You usually need to take it only once to get rid of your infection. However, if you do not feel better after taking it, talk to your doctor.


Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.


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