Vermact 6 Tablet
Uses and Benefits
Vermact 6 mg tablet contains Ivermectin which belongs to class of antihelmintic medicines. This tablet is used to treat parasitic infections of your intestinal tract, skin and eyes. It is used in the treatment of strongyloidiasis, onchocerciasis and scabies in patients who don’t respond to topical medications.
However, uses mentioned here are not comprehensive. There may be other conditions for which the tablet may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredient of Vermact 6mg tablet is Ivermectin 6mg.
Mechanism of Action of Vermact 6
Ivermectin binds act by interfering with nerve and muscle function of helminths and insects. The drug binds to channels of glutamate-gated chloride that are common to invertebrate nerve and muscle cells. The binding of Ivermectin pushes these channels open, increasing the flow of chloride ions and hyper polarising the cell membranes. The affected tissue is paralysed by this hyper-polarisation, ultimately killing the invertebrate.
Side and Adverse Effects
The following side effects may not or may occur during the usage of this tablet. Vermact 6mg is usually well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones include:
- Metallic taste
- Stomach upset
How to Use
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your health care professional. Take the tablet soon after opening it from the strip. You can break/crush the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember, but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time. Don’t change the dose or stop the drug.
Take the tablet on an empty stomach with a glass full of water.
Overdosage of Vermact 6
Avoid taking more than the recommended dosage. In case of overdose, promptly seek medical advice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Common side effects include lymphadenitis, headache, somnolence, nausea, vomiting, metallic taste, constipation, stomach upset, vertigo. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as encephalopathy, loss of consciousness, dizziness, tachycardia, conjunctival haemorrhage, orthostatic hypotension.
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