What is Ivermectin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Stromectol Rosiver Soolantra Cream


Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic medication used to treat infections due to the nematode parasite Strongyloides stercoralis; and the nematode parasite Onchocerca volvulus which causes Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ivermectin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Vision problems 1


Based on patients currently taking Ivermectin

Dosage Patients Percentage
6 mg every other week 1

Why patients stopped taking Ivermectin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Ivermectin


Currently taking Ivermectin

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Ivermectin

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ivermectin after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Metronidazole topical (MetroGel) 1
Permethrin 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ivermectin.