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Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
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Ivermectin (Overview)

Ivermectin is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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What is ivermectin used for?

What is ivermectin used for?

Several uses: Ivermectin can be used to treat a parasitic infection called strongyloides. It is also commonly used to treat an ectoparasitic infection called scabies. The latter use is in the setting of a severe case of scabies (norwegian scabies). ...Read more

Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
81 doctors shared insights

Ivermectin (Overview)

Ivermectin is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of brain and nerve drug.


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I was prescribed 1 dose 3mg of stromectol 2 days ago and I have been itching (more at night) unbearable. Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isnt helping much?

I was prescribed 1 dose 3mg of stromectol 2 days ago and I have been itching (more at night) unbearable. Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isnt helping much?

May be connected: Stromectol (ivermectin), usually does not cause significant itching or rashes. That said, rarely there are severe allergic reactions. Also, depending on ther parasite your are treated for, some patients may develop allergic reactions because of the chemicals released by the parasites as they die. Try zyrtec in the morning and 2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. No help? See your physician or go to urgent care. ...Read more

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Hi.I just have a dose of ivermectin for scabes.What time needed to work and when i could touch any thing.Should i replace my dresses now or keep them?

Hi.I just have a dose of ivermectin for scabes.What time needed to work and when i could touch any thing.Should i replace my dresses now or keep them?

Depends: Depends on how long you were infected. The skin harbors some as well as personal items and household furniture , blankets and pillows. I need to be washed and not necessarily replaced. Can take up to 2-4 weeks until all the itching is gone. ...Read more

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I am 41 with hashimotos among other autoimmune disorders, I believe I have pinworms. Dr. Rx'd Stromectol, (ivermectin) how safe is this, I'm afraid ?

I am 41 with hashimotos among other autoimmune disorders,  I believe I have pinworms. Dr. Rx'd Stromectol, (ivermectin) how safe is this, I'm afraid ?

Safe: Ivermectin (Stromectol) for pinworms is safe. It can have some side effects, including dizziness, but in general it is safe and there shouldn't be an issue with having an autoimmune disease and taking it. However, check with your doctor about whether any other medications you may be on would interact before starting the medicine. ...Read more

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How long after taking stromectol (ivermectin) am I contagious?

How long after taking stromectol (ivermectin) am I contagious?

Re examination need: If the treatment was for strongyloidosis, stool examination is needed to document clearance of the infection. If it was used for onchocerciasis, it does not usually kill the adult parasites and therefore retreatment will be usually required. ...Read more

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What is ivermectin used for?

Several uses: Ivermectin can be used to treat a parasitic infection called strongyloides. It is also commonly used to treat an ectoparasitic infection called scabies. The latter use is in the setting of a severe case of scabies (norwegian scabies). ...Read more

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How does a person take ivermectin?

How does a person take ivermectin?

Oral or injection: It can be taken by mouth or by injection. ...Read more

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How long after taking stromectol (ivermectin) am I contagious?

Re examination need: If the treatment was for strongyloidosis, stool examination is needed to document clearance of the infection. If it was used for onchocerciasis, it does not usually kill the adult parasites and therefore retreatment will be usually required. ...Read more

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Hi.I just have a dose of ivermectin for scabes.What time needed to work and when i could touch any thing.Should i replace my dresses now or keep them?

Depends: Depends on how long you were infected. The skin harbors some as well as personal items and household furniture , blankets and pillows. I need to be washed and not necessarily replaced. Can take up to 2-4 weeks until all the itching is gone. ...Read more

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Is it possible to order order ivermectin without a prescription?

Maybe: Ivermectin is also used in veterinary health. It may be possible to obtain without a prescription. I would not recommend its use for humans or animals unless recommended by a physician or veterinarian respectively! ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Stromectol (Definition)

Stromectol is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more