Ivermectin is a medicinal drug that shows antiparasitic activity. This ingredient exerts its anthelmintic effect through activating glutamate-gated chloride channels on nematode neurons. Ivermectin-activated channels remain slow so that neurons or muscle cells remain at either hyperpolarisation or depolarization state. It leads to paralysis and death of the parasites. The ingredient does not readily pass the mammal blood-brain barrier to the nervous system where glutamate-gated chloride channels are found, therefore the hosts are resistant to the effects of this medication. It is available in the form of a conventional tablet.
Class of Drugs – Antihelmintic
Molecular Formula – C48H74O14
Molecular Weight - 875.1 g/mol
Working: Given medication is an active component used in medication that acts by binding to parts inside the parasite. Further, it works by paralyzing and killing off the parasite, or it stops adult parasites from producing larvae for a while. This process controls the infections.
Uses: Given medicine is an active component approved for the treatment of certain parasitic roundworm infections. It also improves the quality of life. It can reduce the risk of occurring a severe or life-threatening infection in people with a weakened immune system after curing anthelmintics roundworm infections. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anthelmintics that paralyzes and kills parasites.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This antihelmintic medication is used as the main active ingredient in a popular brand as mentioned below:
- Stromectol: 3 mg tablet
This particular drug causes dizziness. It is advisable to avoid consumption of alcohol or drug-like marijuana; it can cause more dizziness. Avoid driving, using machinery, or doing anything that needs alertness immediately after consuming this medicine. This medication should not be consumed by people with severe liver disorders.