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  • What are the side effects of Ivermectin?
    There are many potential side effects of Ivermectin. The most common ones include redness around the mouth or tongue, nausea, vomiting, headache, and abdominal pain. Rarely, an allergic reaction causes difficulty swallowing or breathing. In some cases, it causes headaches.
  • How does Ivermectin work?
    Ivermectin kills the parasites in the body by blocking their nervous system. The infection level can also be reduced by killing heartworms. However, if you are treated with Ivermectin and your heartworm medication is not working, this may not be enough to kill all of your parasites. This is why it is crucial to treat your worm infections with the proper medications.
  • Is Ivermectin a prescription drug?
    No, it’s available over the counter. It treats a wide variety of parasitic infections, including scabies and other skin infestations. It only comes in pills, however, it is often mixed with materials such as lotion or powder which can be applied externally on your skin.
  • Is Ivermectin safe for humans to take?
    Ivermectin is one of the safest medications that you can take to get rid of a wide variety of parasitic infestations, including scabies.
  • Is Ivermectin safe for dogs?
    Yes, it is safe for dogs. Besides, it is also safe for pregnant animals and animals with known heart problems.
  • Are there side effects from taking Ivermectin?
    Yes, the most common ones are nausea and vomiting. In rare cases, there can be difficulty swallowing or breathing, redness around your mouth or tongue, and an allergic reaction. In rare cases, it may make your head hurt after taking it long term. Rarely, you wake up with a headache after taking it for a long time.
  • How much Ivermectin should you take?
    The amount you should take depends on the purpose. It also varies depending on whether it’s taken internally or externally. The general recommendation for treating scabies is usually 150 mcg/kg/day orally for 3 days. For treating demodicosis or other skin conditions, it is recommended that 75 mg to 100 mg should be applied topically per 10 kg body weight, 2 times per day for 3 consecutive days.
  • What forms of Ivermectin are available?
    Ivermectin comes in pill form and is often mixed with other medications, such as lotion. It can also be injected. People use Ivermectin to treat many different types of parasites such as scabies, lice, worms, and more.
  • How long should you wait before washing the area again if I’m using lotion?
    It is most effective if the area is heavily infested with parasites. If Ivermectin hasn’t cleared the infection completely, then it will most likely come back within 1 week after treatment stops. Some parasites can only be eliminated by continuing to treat them with Ivermectin after treatment has stopped. You should wait for at least 4 weeks before retreating the same area.
  • What happens if you use too much Ivermectin?
    The most common side effects that happen after using Ivermectin are nausea and vomiting. However, if too much is used it can cause a headache and breathing difficulties.
  • Can you drink alcohol while taking Ivermectin?
    If you are trying to use this medication for parasitic infections, drinking alcohol is not effective. It will provoke side effects.
  • Can I get pregnant while taking Ivermectin?
    There is a wide variety of medications used for parasitic infections for pregnant women. If you are planning to have a child, it’s best to talk to your doctor.
  • How much Ivermectin should you take at once?
    The amount can vary depending on how grave the parasitic infection is. Follow the instructions on the package. If you are not sure contact your physician or your pharmacist.
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