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Precautions for using Ivermectin

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Skin diseases and infections are some of the most irritating things which can happen to any human. Skin diseases happen generally due to fungal infections, worm infections, rashes, untreated burns, etc. Treatment of such a disease must happen with utmost care since the skin is the only thing that is covering the whole of our body, it’s also very much sensitive at some places.

The most common is parasitic worm infections such as ringworm, flatworm, etc. Medication for such an infection must always be done with proper consultation.

However, there is a medical treatment which is orally taken medicines available, as well as ointments that can be applied on the skin and scalp.  Such medicines are generally taken by people who are facing mild symptoms of related infections, generally, that can be cured at home. One such medicine is IVERMECTIN.

ABOUT IVERMECTIN

IVERMECTIN is an antiparasitic medicine. It is generally used incorporated for the treatment of parasitic infestations. Parasitic infestations include head lice, scabies, river blindness, strongylgiardiasis, trichuriasis, ascariasis and lymphatic filariasis.  It is a prescription medication used to treat two types of roundworm parasites.

Its other name is MK-933. Its metabolism happens in the liver. Its elimination half-life is 18 hours.

AVAILABILITY OF IVERMECTIN

IVERMECTIN’s availability is very much “at-hand”, being available at any regular medical store. The only thing which is required to avail is a doctor’s prescription, without which it’s not possible to get this drug for use. It’s also available online at any online medical retail site, you can order Ivermectin in USA by just uploading the prescription. 

IVERMECTIN’S DOSAGE

IVERMECTIN’s dosage must always be consulted with a doctor before actually getting into any medication with it.

It comes in the form of edible tables. You can take the tablets as it is or you can also crush them into powder. It can be taken with regular water. It can take a single dose. It also comes in the form of lotion which is basically for topical use (on the skin).

SIDE-EFFECTS OF TAKING IVERMECTINTIN

Though IVERMECTIN is useful against skin rashes and other dermal infection happening due to worm-infection, over dose, excessive dosage or improper intake of vials can lead to severe outcomes.

Firstly talking about the negative impacts of wrong usage or over usage of IVERMECTIN. The following are the possible side effects:

ORAL DOSAGE :

The most common side effects of IVERMECTIN tablets include:

  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain or bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Weakness
  • Sleepiness
  • Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
  • Chest discomfort

TOPICAL DOSAGE (applied on skin) :

The most common side effects of IVERMECTIN lotion include:

  • Eye redness or soreness
  • Eye irritation
  • Dandruff
  • Dry skin
  • Burning sensation of the skin

PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN

After having seen the side-effects of excess or inappropriate dosage of let’s talk about how to be cautious about not getting into the snare of having over dosage.

The following can are convenient steps to avoid such complications:

  1. Avoid taking it if you’re allergic
  2. Look for symptoms such as redness of eyes, rashes, blisters on skin, etc.
  3. It can cause dizziness, lightheaded-ness and nausea.
  4. Always take proper advise from a doctor
  5. For topical usage always suggest a doctor and look properly at the expiry date
  6. Avoid giving it to any pregnant women
  7. If feeling dizzy then avoid quick movements
  8. Again for topical usage, use only on scalp and skin of arms. Avoid application over eyes and genitals.
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