Product InformationStromectol (Ivermectin) is used to treat strongyloidiasis (threadworm; infection with a type of roundworm that enters the body through the skin, moves through the airways and lives in the intestines).
Stromectol (Ivermectin) is also used to control onchocerciasis (river blindness; infection with a type of roundworm that may cause rash, bumps under the skin, and vision problems including vision loss or blindness).
Ivermectin is best taken as a single dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water on an empty stomach (1 hour before breakfast), unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
To help clear up your infection, take this medicine exactly as directed. Your doctor may want you to take another dose every 3 to 12 months.
Your doctor may also prescribe a corticosteroid for certain patients with river blindness, especially those with severe symptoms. This is to help reduce the inflammation caused by the death of the worms. If your doctor prescribes these two medicines together, it is important to take the corticosteroid along with Stromectol (Ivermectin). Take them exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not miss any doses.
Stromectol (Ivermectin) may cause side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.