Ivermectin is an anti-parasite medication used to treat parasitic diseases. It is FDA-approved for use in humans to treat a variety of parasitic infections including parasitic worms, hookworm, and whipworm. Ivermectin tablets may also be used as an effective treatment for a wide range of other conditions and as a treatment for onchocerciasis, intestinal strongyloidiasis, and onchocerciasis or river blindness.
Curing parasitic infections helps to improve your quality of life. In people with weakened defense (immune) systems, curing roundworm infections can reduce the risk of developing a severe or life-threatening infection. Ivermectin belongs to a class of drugs known as anthelmintics. It works by paralyzing and killing parasites.
Ivermectin is available as an oral tablet. It is normally taken in a single dosage with water on an empty stomach. Consume this medicine by mouth, on an empty stomach, at least one hour before a meal, with a full glass of water. Ivermectin is often administered as a single dosage, a course of doses, or as prescribed by a physician. Ivermectin's adverse effects might include lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, bloating or discomfort in the stomach, diarrhea, and constipation.