Imect 12 mg contains the active ingredient Ivermectin, which belongs to an anthelmintic group of drugs. It is effective in curing cases of strongyloidiasis (roundworm infections in the intestines). It is also prescribed to treat scabies, head lice, and river blindness. Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug which works by adhering to the muscle and nerve cells of worms, causing the death of the worms. This drug helps you in treating your worm infection.
Take Ivermectin in the dose and duration as advised by your healthcare specialist. Swallow the tablet with water. Do not alter the dosage form by chewing or dissolving into the water. Prefer taking medicine on an empty stomach.
The antiparasite drug should not be given to children under five years of age and weigh under 25 kg.
Do not take Ivecop or Stromectol 6 mg tablet and speak to your health care specialist if you are allergic to Ivermectin or any other ingredients present in the formulation. Also avoid taking medicine if you have asthma, bleeding disorder, or certain brain problems.
The use of Ivermectin may be unsafe during pregnancy. Clinical studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus. However, no clear evidence shows that the medicine is not safe during pregnancy. Therefore, the risks and benefits should be discussed with a healthcare specialist.
The side effects of Ivecop or Stromectol 12 mg tablet, an equivalent brand version of Ivermectin are facial swelling, peripheral edema, increased heart rate, orthostatic hypotension or a sudden drop in blood pressure on standing.