Why am I using STROMECTOL?
STROMECTOL contains the active ingredient ivermectin. STROMECTOL is used to treat river blindness (onchocerciasis), threadworm involving the intestines (intestinal strongyloidiasis) and scabies which is caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite.
How should you use this medication?
Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after food. Do not take with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.
STROMECTOL is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any component of this product
How STROMECTOL works
STROMECTOL belongs to a group of medicines called an anthelmintic, these are medicines which bind to the nerve and muscle cells of parasites, resulting in their death. Your doctor may have prescribed STROMECTOL for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why STROMECTOL has been prescribed for you.
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:
Strongyloidiasis of the Intestinal Tract
Under 15 kg: Safety and efficacy not established15-24 kg: 3 mg orally once25-35 kg: 6 mg orally once36-50 kg: 9 mg orally once51-65 kg: 12 mg orally once66-79 kg: 15 mg orally onceOver 80 kg: 200 mcg/kg orally once
STROMECTOL is marketed in New Zealand by:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (New Zealand) Limited
P O Box 99 851