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Ivermectin
Essential medicine status
General description
Ivermectin is a antiparasitic medicine with a broad spectrum of activity. It is used in the treatment of onchocerciasis (river blindness), strongyloidiasis and other diseases caused by soil transmitted helminthiasis. It is also used to treat scabies.
INN
Ivermectin
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1987 (TRS 770) for Onchocerciasis
Added in 2011 (TRS 965) for Lymphatic filariasis
Added in 2017 (TRS 1006) for Strongyloidiasis
Added in 2017 (TRS 1006) for Trichuriasis
Added in 2017 (TRS 1006) for Ascariasis
Added in 2017 (TRS 1006) for Ancylostomiasis
Added in 2017 (TRS 1006) for Hookworm diseases
Added in 2019 (TRS 1021) for Scabies
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Intestinal anthelminthics
  • Oral > Solid: 3 mg tablet (scored)
Section
Antifilarials
  • Oral > Solid: 3 mg tablet (scored)
Section
Medicines for ectoparasitic infections
  • Oral > Solid: 3 mg tablet (scored)
Indications