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Revised: 10/2021

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
STROMECTOL Tablets 3mg
 Active ingredient:
Ivermectin
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 5.6mm, thickness: 2.0mm
 Print on wrapping:
ストロメクトール3mg, MSD32, STROMECTOL 3mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on parasites (strongyloides stercoralis, itch mite), resulting in paralysis, death and extermination of the parasite.
It is usually used to treat intestinal strongyloidiasis and scabies.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines. If you are immunocompromised (including HIV-infected, HLTV-1-infected, etc.) or co-infected with Onchocerciasis and/or Loa loa.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For intestinal strongyloidiasis: In general, for adults, take approximately 200mcg/kg of the active ingredient at a time on an empty stomach with water, twice at a 2-week interval.
    For scabies: In general, for adults, take approximately 200mcg/kg of the active ingredient at a time on an empty stomach with water, once.
    In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose on an empty stomach. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • During initial therapy with this medicine, transient exacerbation of pruritus may occur.
  • This medicine may cause consciousness disturbance. Take care in operating dangerous machinery such as driving a car.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include nausea, vomiting, liver function abnormalities, pruritus and rash. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • high fever (38 degrees Celsius and above), bloodshot eyes, lips erosion [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous ocular syndrome]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the white of eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • nasal bleeding, gum bleeding, subcutaneous bleeding in limbs [decreased platelets]
  • decreased consciousness, difficulty in thinking, poor judgment [consciousness disturbance]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask your pharmacy or medical institution on how to discard them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.