ivermectin (Stromectol) (cont.)

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Safe and effective use of ivermectin is not established for patients weighing less than 15 kg.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Ivermectin should be used with caution with warfarin (Coumadin) because ivermectin can increase risks of bleeding and bruising when co-administered with warfarin.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on ivermectin to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women. Ivermectin should be avoided in pregnant mothers to avoid any risk to the unborn.

NURSING MOTHERS: Ivermectin enters breast milk in trace amounts. Therefore, it should be avoided in nursing mothers to prevent any adverse effects to the newborn.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of ivermectin are itching, rash, dizziness, insomnia, abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, and vomiting. Low blood pressure, facial swelling, and increased heart rate have also been reported.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/3/2014

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