Please see the abstract below.
Stromectal (ivermectin) is an anthelmintic agent structurally similar
to the macrolide antibiotics but without antibacterial
activity. An oral dose of 200 micrograms/kg,
repeated in 10 days, has been shown to be effective
against head lice. If ivermectin gets past the bloodbrain
barrier, it blocks essential neural transmission;
young children may be at higher risk for this adverse
drug reaction. Therefore, ivermectin should not be
used for children who weigh less than 15 kg. It is
not currently approved by the FDA as a pediculicide.
- Stromectol Information for Consumers
- Stromectol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Stromectol (detailed)
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