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Description

What is Stromectol (Ivermectin) prescribed for?

A roundworm infection, also sometimes known as ascariasis or ascaris, can be an easy infection to treat. Roundworms can infest the human gut and live, feed, and reproduce there. They do not often cause any symptoms in the beginning, but are more likely to start causing you problems in larger numbers.

Roundworms are parasites, and they use the human body to stay alive. You can get a roundworm infection if you swallow the microscopic ascaris eggs in contaminated food or water.

Roundworm is a parasitic illness, and once infected many of the symptoms are nausea, vomiting, irregular stools or diarrhea, intestinal blockage, which causes severe pain and vomiting.

This medication is used to treat certain parasitic roundworm infections. And curing a parasitic infection help stop improve your quality of life. Within people with a weakened immune system, curing roundworm infections can reduce the risk of developing a severe or life threatening infection.

Ivermectin belongs to a class of drugs known as antihelmintics. It works by paralyzing and killing parasites.

Directions

This medication is taken by mouth with a full glass of water, and on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before a meal. It is usually taken  as a single dose or a series of doses, or as directed to you by your doctor.

Remember the dosage is based on your weight, medical condition, and your overall response to the treatment.  Inform your doctor if you condition worsens or persists.

Cautions

Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic to Ivermectin; or to any other medications or allergies in general. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

If you have traveled or lived in West or Central Africa, you may be infected with certain parasites (such as Loa loa, African trypanosomiasis) that could cause problems with ivermectin treatment. These effects could rarely result in serious (possibly fatal) effects on the brain (such as encephalopathy). Consult your doctor for more information.

You should also let your doctor know of all of your medical history. Especially if you have ever dealt with any of these experiences in the past; liver problems.

If you have a weakened immune system (such as due to HIV infection), you may need repeat treatments with this medicine. Talk to your doctor for more details.

Side Effects

While minor, some of these side effects may occur. They are as follows; Headache, dizziness, muscle pain, nausea, or diarrhea may occur. If you are being treated for "river blindness" (onchocerciasis), you may experience reactions to the dying parasites during the first 4 days of treatment, including joint pain, tender/swollen lymph nodes, eye swelling/redness/pain, weakness, vision changes, itching, rash, and fever. However if any of these persist or worsen, it’s best to speak with your doctor right away.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: neck/back pain, swelling face/arms/hands/feet, chest pain, fast heartbeat, confusion, seizures, loss of consciousness.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

FAQs

What is Stromectol?

Stromectol is a brand-name medication containing an antihelmintics called Ivermectin. Each tablet contains 3mg of Ivermectin, which is administered orally by mouth and metabolized by the liver, with a half-life of 18 hours. This medication is available as a generic alternative; we carry both the brand and generic product at My Drug Center, available to those with a valid prescription.

 

Ivermectin Stromectol where to buy?

You may be able to purchase Stromectol locally at pharmacies such as CVS or Walgreens; however, if you are looking to save money on your medication, you may want to consider an international pharmacy. The cost of this medication is much more affordable internationally than the prices you will find locally in the United States. You can order your medication internationally through My Drug Center by calling our toll free number (1-877-385-8998); an agent will be happy to assist you with placing your order. You can also visit our homepage at MyDrugCenter.com and select “How to Order” to learn how to place an order yourself.

 

What is Stromectol 3 mg used for?

Stromectol is used for the treatment of certain parasitic infections, most commonly roundworm infections. Using this medication can help kill the parasite and improve the daily life of those infected. In people with weakened immune systems with roundworm infection, using this medication will not only help get rid of the parasite, but also reduces the risk of developing a severe or even deadly infection. Additionally, this medication may also be used for other parasitic infections.

 

How long does Stromectol stay in your system?

This medication will remain in the system for quite a while, but the exact amount of time may vary between each individual. It takes the medication about 18 hours (0.75 days) to clear the system by half and about 90 hours (3.75 days) to completely clear the system following your last dose.

 

How long does it take for Stromectol to kill scabies?

The amount of time it takes this medication to work will depend on many personal factors, such as the severity of your condition. A randomized study found that 74% of patients who took Stromectol were cured from their infection by the end of a 15 day treatment period.  In some cases, after the first two weeks of treatment, a second dose may be necessary, and treatment may need to be extended. It could take a few additional weeks for this medication to improve more severe infections.