Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s

 500.00

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Drug Strength: 6 mg
Drug Form : Capsule
Pack Size : 20s
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Imectin capsule contains Ivermectin | belongs to Microfilaricidal

SKU: pg_11216_15564 Category:

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    How it works

    Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s works by paralyzing and killing parasites.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s

    • Fever
    • Skin rash
    • Muscle pain
    • Increased heartbeat
    • Headache
    • Swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Loss of appetite
    • Abdominal pain

    Uses of Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Onchocerciasis

      Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s is used in the treatment of onchocerciasis which is a parasitic worm infection caused by Onchocerca volvulus transmitted through the bite of black flies characterized by skin itching and vision impairment.

    • Strongyloidiasis

      Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s is used in the treatment of strongyloidiasis which is an intestinal infection caused by a roundworm called Strongyloides stercoralis characterized by abdominal pain and diarrhea.

    • Scabies

      Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s is used in the treatment of scabies which is a skin infection caused by the mite called Sarcoptes scabiei characterized by itching and red rashes on the skin.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The peak effect of this medicine for treating onchocerciasis can be observed in 3 to 6 months and for strongyloidiasis in 3 months.

    • Duration of Effect

      The medicine stays in the body for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in patients receiving Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s . It may increase the concentration of this medicine and can cause skin rash, headache, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendencies were reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The risk and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is known to excreted in breastmilk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Avoid direct contact of this medicine with the baby.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s .

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The risk and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is known to excreted in breastmilk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Avoid direct contact of this medicine with the baby.

    General Warnings
    • Mazzotti reaction

      Patients being treated with Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s for onchocerciasis may experience mazzotti reaction which are cutaneous and systemic adverse effect. These patients should be monitored closely. Supportive care should be initiated based on the severity.

    • Pretreatment assessment for Loa loa infection

      Patients with significant exposure to endemic areas and being treated with Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s for onchocerciasis may have an increase in the risk of fatal encephalopathy. The symptoms include neck pain, red eye, urinary and fecal incontinence, mental status changes, seizures, or coma. Therefore, pretreatment assessment for loiasis is necessary.

    • Pediatric use

      This medicine is not recommended for children with body weight less than 15 kg.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

    • Overdose

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Oxcarbazepine moderate
    • Warfarin moderate

    General Instructions

    Take Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s as advised by the doctor. Do not take in larger quantities than advised. The cream should be applied on the affected area without count with eyes, lips, and mucosa. Do not take if you have any allergy to this medicine. Inform the doctor if you develop any skin reactions.

    Other details

    • To be taken on an empty stomach
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • May cause sleepiness

    References

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    what are the adverse effects of Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s?

    Hypotension, mild ECG changes, peripheral and facial oedema, transient tachycardia. Dizziness, headache, hyperthermia, insomnia, somnolence, vertigo. Pruritus, rash, urticaria. Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting. Eosinophilia, leukopenia. ALT/AST increased. Limbitis, myalgia, tremor, weakness. Blurred vision, mild conjunctivitis, punctate opacity.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s?

    Adults & Children: 15 kg or above body weight: Strongyloidiasis: 200 mcg/kg as a single dose; follow up stool examinations
    Onchocerciasis: 150 mcg/kg as a single dose; re-treatment may be required every 3-12 mth until the adult worms die.

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Imectin capsule 6 mg 20’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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