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Ivoral Forte Tablet

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Ivermectin, Albendazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 08, 2019

Ivoral tablet falls under the group of drugs called anthelmintic in combination with antiparasitic drug. It cures cases of strongyloidiasis (roundworm infections). This medication also treats head lice, scabies and river blindness.

Before taking this tablet discuss with your doctor:

  • If you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Ivoral Forte Tablet.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking prescriptive or non-prescriptive drugs, herbal products, or dietary supplements.
  • If you are suffering from more than one parasitic infection at the same time.
  • If you have asthma or a weak immune system.
  • If you are alcoholic.

The dosage of this medication will be according to your doctor’s prescription. It will be determined by your age, the severity of your condition, your medical history.

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The medicine stays in the body for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine for treating onchocerciasis can be observed in 3 to 6 months.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The risk and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is known to excreted in breastmilk. It is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Avoid direct contact of this medicine with the baby.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Ivoral Forte Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Ivoral belongs to broad-spectrum antiparasitic agents. It works by acting on glutamate-gated chloride ion channels which occur in invertebrate nerve and muscle cells. This effect increases the influx of chloride ions and causes hyperpolarization of nerve cells, resulting in paralysis and death of the parasite. Also, it causes degeneration of cytoplasmic microtubules and tegmental cells. This results in depletion of energy and metabolic processes and the parasites are killed.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medication interacts with Clozapine, Oxcarbazepine, Phenytoin, Warfarin.

Ques: What is Ivoral forte tablet?

Ans: Ivoral Tablet works as combination medicine and used for the treatment of intestinal worm infections as well as infections of the blood caused by roundworms (microfilaremia). It contains Albendazole and Ivermectin as active ingredients. Ivoral Forte Tablet works by causing degenerative alterations in the intestinal cells; killing the parasite by paralyzing it.

Ques: What is the use of Ivoral forte tablet?

Ans: Ivoral Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like infections caused by roundworm, inflammatory affections, enlarged limb, neurocysticercosis, and hydatid disease.

Ques: What are the side effects of Ivoral forte tablet?

Ans: Side effects are abdominal pain, weakness, dandruff formation, nausea, vomiting, and fever. Apart from these, using this medicine may further lead to elevated hepatic enzymes, dizziness, headache, and meningeal signs. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Ivoral forte tablet ?

Ans: Ivoral Tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

Ques: How long do I need to use ivoral forte tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day. But the same duration is not mandatory for everyone and so, it is not a standard time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use ivoral forte tablet?

Ans: This medication is generally used once a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use ivoral forte tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. The salts involved in this medication, work properly on an empty stomach. It is advised to consume this medication, 1 hour before having food and at least 2 hours after having food. Taking it with food may upset your stomach. Please consult the doctor before use.
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About Ivoral Forte Tablet
What are the uses of Ivoral Forte Tablet
What are the contraindications of Ivoral Forte Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Ivoral Forte Tablet ?
Key highlights of Ivoral Forte Tablet
What are the substitutes for Ivoral Forte Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Ivoral Forte Tablet ?
FAQs about Ivoral Forte Tablet