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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
  • dandruff
  • 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

General

The most frequently reported side effects included skin burning sensation, skin irritation, pruritus, and dry skin, occurring in 1% or less of patients.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Burning sensation
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Skin irritation, pruritus, dry skin
Frequency not reported: Erythema, contact dermatitis, dandruff[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Muscle strain, back pain[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, sinusitis[Ref]

Immunologic

Common (1% to 10%): Seasonal allergy[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Conjunctivitis, ocular hyperemia, eye irritation[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Soolantra (ivermectin topical)." Galderma Laboratories Inc, Cranbury, NJ.

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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