Ivermectin topical Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to ivermectin topical: topical application cream, topical application lotion
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by ivermectin topical. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with ivermectin topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Rare
- Burning, itching, redness, or stinging of the skin
- burning, dry, or itching eyes
- discharge or excessive tearing
- dry skin
- redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to ivermectin topical: topical cream, topical lotion
The most frequently reported side effects included skin burning sensation, skin irritation, pruritus, and dry skin, occurring in 1% or less of patients.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Burning sensation
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Skin irritation, pruritus, dry skin
Frequency not reported: Erythema, contact dermatitis, dandruff[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Muscle strain, back pain[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, sinusitis[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Seasonal allergy[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Conjunctivitis, ocular hyperemia, eye irritation[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection[Ref]
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4. "Product Information. Sklice (ivermectin topical)." Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Atlanta, GA.
Not all side effects for ivermectin topical may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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