Ivermectin is the oral tablets, topical creams, and topical lotions available in the market. This drug is used to treat the infection of parasites. Any infection including the intestinal tract, skin, and eyes can be treated by Ivermectin medications.

How does it work - Ivermectin?

It is categorised in the group of anti-parasitic drugs. It works to bind the parts of the parasites. In short, it paralyses and kills the parasite.

The Side effects are as follows

Other than drowsiness, there are many other side effects seen when the person is treated under the medication of ivermectin.

  • tiredness
  • loss of energy
  • stomach pain
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • sleepiness or drowsiness
  • itchiness
  • joint pain and swelling
  • swollen and tender lymph nodes
  • itching
  • rash
  • fever
  • eye problems
  • Pain in your neck and back
  • Serious eye problems. Symptoms can include:
  • redness
  • bleeding
  • swelling
  • pain
  • loss of vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Inability to control urination
  • Inability to control bowel movements
  • Trouble standing or walking
  • Confusion
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Low blood pressure
  • lightheadedness
  • fainting
  • Severe skin reactions. Symptoms can include:
  • severe rash
  • redness
  • blistering skin
  • peeling skin
  • Liver damage. Symptoms can include:
  • tiredness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • Pain in your stomach’s right side
  • dark urine
  • Yellowin

All the side effects can be categorised in the three different groups but it totally depends on the immune system of the users. The three categories are The common side effects, The moderate side effects, and the severe side effects.


The dose of ivermectin medicines are different for different people. The doses are advised by the doctor depending on your current health and situation. The doses taken, amount of pills, at what time to take and when to take is answered according to the medical condition and problems of the person.

The Storage Guidelines

The Ivermectin medications must be stored in a closed container at room temperature. It must be kept away from the direct heat and sunlight and moisture.

Consumption Guidelines

The Ivermectin medications are best swollen with the glass full of water on an empty stomach. Make sure you follow the instructions given by your doctor in a very strictful manner.the medications must be taken before 1 hour of the meal. The dosage decision is totally based on the patient’s weight, medical condition and treatment response.