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Stromectol is the brand name for the generic drug Ivermectin which is administered orally. Stromectol is available in strengths of 3 mg in the form of tablets. It is used in the treatment of patients infected with the nematode parasites like Strongyloides and Onchocerca volvulus.
How to use
The drug Stromectol is used in the treatment of patients infected with round worm parasites. These infections could be life threatening if unattended. This drug paralyzes the parasites and kills them. Scabies and lice infections are also treated with Stromectol. It is recommended that you take this medication in empty stomach and before meals. You can use about 200 ml of water when taking this medication. Your doctor should be able to give you the appropriate doses needed. In most cases a single dose of Stromectol is enough. However the dosage given to you will depend on your weight and other medical conditions.
During the first few days of using Stromectol for treating the infections due to parasites you might experience joint pain, swelling of eyes, vision changes, itching, weakness, fever, and rashes. If you find these conditions do not subside then it is better to consult your doctor. Side effects like nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, headache, and muscle pain are found during the treatment using Stromectol. Some people might experience dizziness only when they stand up. Although many people do not experience any side effects there are chances for serious side effects like fast heartbeat, seizures, swelling of body parts, and pain the neck and back. If you experience any of these side effects it is better to approach your doctor for further treatment. Any allergic reaction should be promptly conveyed to your doctor for timely treatment. People with compromised immune system might need repeated treatments. Pregnant women should Stromectol only when it is absolutely needed. Barbiturates, Valporic acid and sodium oxybate might interact with this drug.
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