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Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10's

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Scabimac tablet contains Ivermectin | belongs to Microfilaricidal

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How it works

Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’s works by paralyzing and killing parasites.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’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 Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Onchocerciasis

    Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’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

    Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’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

    Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’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 Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’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 Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’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 Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’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 Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’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 Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’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

Additional Information:

what are the adverse effects of Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’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 Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’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 Scabimac tablet 6 mg 10’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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