Stromectol (Ivermectin) General Information

Stromectol is oral medication prescribed for use against parasitic roundworm infection. Stromectol acts by immobilizing and killing vulnerable parasite. It is especially very useful for users with low internal resistance to severe and in some cases fatal infections caused by roundworm infections.

Stromectol is also known as Ivermectin.

Ivermectin is a semisynthetic, anthelmintic agent that is effective against Strongyloidiasis of intestine and Onchocerciasis. Nondisseminated Strongyloidiasis is caused by nematode parasite Strongyloides stercoralis whereas nematode parasite Onchocerca volvulus causes Onchocerciasis.

Customers can buy Stromectol from drugstores or purchase cheap Stromectol from online pharmacies.

Stromectol Usage

Stromectol is prescribed as medication against parasitic roundworm infection. It could also have other uses like scabies and lice treatment as per Physician discretion.

Generally Stromectol is taken with a glass of water on empty stomach an hour before having food. Normally one dose is of 200-mcg ivermectin/kg body weight for Strongyloidiasis treatment and for treating Onchocerciasis, Physicians may prescribe 150-mcg ivermectin/kg of body weight. Actual dosage should be determined in Physician consultation.

Stromectol generally requires a follow up user assessment to check if the infection has been completely cured. There is a possibility of restart use of Stromectol so that the infection is completely eradicated from the patient.

FDA Approval

Stromectol has been approved by FDA, which means that it is found to be safe for use by general public.

Side Effects

Users allergic to Stromectol should avoid its use. Users should discuss with Physician about the other constituents of Stromectol to check out any allergic interactions.

Stromectol is FDA approved which means it is considered safe for general population. If prescribed by the physician, the benefits of using Stromectol must outweigh the risks involved.

Discuss all lifestyle and dietary habits with Physician before starting use of Ivermectin. Disclose any ongoing medication – prescription/non prescription as well as supplement use like vitamins, minerals etc. to the Physician and seek advice on the best use of balancing medication interaction.

The most common Stromectol side effects are Dizziness, nausea and loose motions.

Users suffering from “river blindness” may experience aching joints, enlarging of lymph nodes, eye irritation, itching, fever etc. when the patient uses Stromectol.

Contact Physician in case of irregular heartbeats, convulsions, unconsciousness, loss of coordination, neck/back ache etc. Other possible Ivermectin side effects could be rashes, irritation to face/mouth, breathing difficulty, extreme fainting etc.


Discuss all allergies, lifestyle and dietary habits with Physician before starting Stromectol use.

Users allergic to Stromectol or any contents of the medication should avoid its use. Read the contents on the packaging and discuss with Physician or pharmacist about their effect.

Users suffering from liver disease should discuss use of Stromectol before starting.

For patients having parasitic infection like loiasis apart from nematode parasite Strongyloides stercoralis and Onchocerca volvulus are generally not prescribed for Stromectol. Loa loa, African trypanosomiasis and similar parasites are found in West and Central Africa. Presence of these parasites has very severe (even fatal) side effects with Ivermectin. A thorough body check up should be carried out to detect presence of these parasites.

Drugs could limit overall reaction time and affect decision-making ability. Tasks requiring complex decision-making or very alert reactions should be avoided.

If used for treatment of Strongyloidiasis, stool infection should be carried out regularly to check effect of treatment. Users should not miss any Physician or Lab appointments. When Ivermectin is used for treating Onchocerciasis, users may need retreatment as adult Onchocerca parasites can survive Stromectol.

Nursing mothers and pregnant users should use Stromectol under strict Physician supervision. Children should use Stromectol only after Physician use.


  • Store at room temperature: 30°C (86°F).
  • Avoid contact with light and moisture and not in bathroom.
  • Keep out of reach from children and pets.
  • Properly dispose off leftover medicine after expiry date.


You should know that for human treatment this drug is administered orally; the substance is administered by mouth. Drug is rapidly absorbed and quickly begins to act on the intestinal worms.

Stromectol is often used as an effective tool for the treatment of scabies, helminthiasis, cramps, and miaz. The main dosage is 0.02 milligrams for one kilogram for each person or animal. Maximum allowable dose of a substance is 0.05 ml / kg of weight.