Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A roadmap for adding ivermectin to the malaria toolbox

A group of experts led by Regina Rabinovich and Carlos Chaccour from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has published a roadmap to evaluate—and subsequently implement—ivermectin as a complementary vector ...

Medications

Is ivermectin safe during pregnancy?

Is it safe to give ivermectin to pregnant women? In order to answer this question, researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by "la Caixa," conducted a systematic review ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug that kills mosquitoes could be used to fight malaria

Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) have shown the large potential impact of a completely new type of antimalarial drug that kills mosquitoes, as opposed to existing drugs that target the parasite, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

For rosacea, ivermectin offers lasting improvement in HRQoL

(HealthDay)—For patients with rosacea, ivermectin treatment is associated with long-term improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQoL), according to a study published online April 8 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study discloses new test for river blindness infection

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a telltale molecular marker for Onchocerciasis or "river blindness," a parasitic infection that affects tens of millions of people in Africa, Latin America and ...

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Ivermectin

Ivermectin (22,23-dihydroavermectin B1a + 22,23-dihydroavermectin B1b) is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic avermectin medicine.

It is sold under brand names Stromectol in the United States, Ivomec in Europe by Merial Animal Health, Mectizan in Canada by Merck and Ivexterm in Mexico by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. While in development, it was assigned the code MK-933 by Merck.

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