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Product Name:Ivermectin
CAS NO.:70288-86-7
Molecular Formula:C95H146O28
Molecular Weight:1736.15894
Appearance:White Powder
Grade:Veterinary Grade


Ivermectin is a medication that is effective against many types of parasites.It is used to treat head lice,scabies,river blindness,strongyloidiasis,and lymphatic filariasis, among others.It can be either applied to the skin or taken by mouth. The eyes should be avoided.

Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic agent, traditionally against parasitic worms. It is mainly used in humans in the treatment of onchocerciasis (river blindness), but is also effective against other worm infestations (such as strongyloidiasis, ascariasis, trichuriasis, filariasis and enterobiasis), and some epidermal parasitic skin diseases, including scabies.

Ivermectin is currently being used to help eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) in the Americas, and to stop transmission of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis around the world in programs sponsored by the Carter Center using ivermectin donated by Merck.[11][12][13] The disease is common in 30 African countries, six Latin American countries, and Yemen.The drug rapidly kills microfilariae, but not the adult worms. A single oral dose of ivermectin, taken annually for the 10–15-year lifespan of the adult worms, is all that is needed to protect the individual from onchocerciasis.

Common side effects include red eyes, dry skin, and burning skin.It is unclear if it is safe for use during pregnancy but is likely okay during breastfeeding.It is in the avermectin family of medications and works by causing an increase in permeability of cell membrane resulting in paralysis and death of the parasite.


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