Ivermectin may make you feel dizzy. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use ivermectin if you are allergic to it.
To make sure ivermectin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- liver or kidney disease; or
- cancer, HIV or AIDS, or other conditions that can weaken your immune system.
It is not known whether ivermectin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
How should I take ivermectin?
Never take ivermectin in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label.
Take ivermectin on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Ivermectin is usually given as a single dose. Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
To effectively treat your infection, you may need to take ivermectin again several months to a year after your first dose.
If you have a weak immune system (caused by disease or by using certain medicine), you may need to take more than one dose of ivermectin. Some people who have a weak immune system need to take this medicine on a regular basis. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
To make sure this medicine is working, you may need to provide frequent stool samples.
Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat