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Vormectol Forte Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Ivermectin, Albendazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Vormectol Forte Tablet falls under the group of drugs called anthelmintic. It is used to cure cases of strongyloidiasis; which are roundworm infections. It also effectively treats head lice, scabies and river blindness. Vormectol Forte Tablet works in the body by killing the developing worms and not the adult ones.

The common side effects that you maybe subject to experience on using Vormectol Forte Tablet are vomiting, nausea, reduced appetite, bloating, abdominal pain, tiredness, constipation, drowsiness, lightheadedness, headache chest pain, shakiness. If you are receiving treatment for onchocerciasis (river blindness) then you may have certain reactions for the first four days such as swollen eyes and swollen lymph, eye redness or itchiness, fever. However, if these allergic reactions continue, promptly notify your physician.

Before taking Vormectol Forte Tablet discuss with your doctor these pre-existing conditions if any as a precautionary measure. These are:

  • If you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Vormectol Forte Tablet.
  • If you are pregnant, are planning to become pregnant anytime soon, or are 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 Vormectol Forte Tablet will be according to your doctor’s prescription. It will be determined by your age, the severity of your condition, your medical history. The adult dose for curing onchocerciasis is 0.15 orally once in every 12 months and for treating strongyloidiasis 0.2 mg orally once. Those with very severe fungal eye infection may need treatment every 3-6 months. In case of suspected drug overdose seek medical supervision immediately.

Vormectol Forte Tablet is used in the treatment of onchocerciasis which is a parasitic worm infection caused by Onchocerca volvulus transmitted through the bite of black flies characterized by skin itching and vision impairment.
Vormectol Forte Tablet is used in the treatment of strongyloidiasis which is an intestinal infection caused by a roundworm called Strongyloides stercoralis characterized by abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Vormectol Forte Tablet is used in the treatment of scabies which is a skin infection caused by the mite called Sarcoptes scabiei characterized by itching and red rashes on the skin.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Vormectol Forte Tablet.
In addition to its intended effect, Vormectol Forte Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Fever Minor Common
Skin rash Minor Common
Muscle pain Minor Common
Increased heartbeat Minor Common
Headache Minor Less Common
Swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet Minor Less Common
Diarrhea Minor Less Common
Dizziness Minor Less Common
Loss of appetite Minor Less Common
Abdominal pain Minor Less Common
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 and for strongyloidiasis in 3 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.
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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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 Disease
Disease
Information not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol Moderate
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in patients receiving Vormectol Forte Tablet. It may increase the concentration of this medicine and can cause skin rash, headache, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Oxcarbazepine Moderate
Inform the doctor if you are receiving oxcarbazepine, carbamazepine as these medicines decrease the effect of Vormectol Forte Tablet. Any symptoms of the increase in the severity of infection should be reported to the doctor. The dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Warfarin Moderate
These medicines should be used with caution due to increase in the risk of bleeding. Any symptoms of unusual bleeding, blood in stools and vomiting, dizziness should be reported to the doctor. The dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
What are you using Vormectol Forte Tablet for?
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Popular Questions & Answers

Dear doctor. I am running 45 age male suffering from acne rosacea since last two years. I took allopathic medicine Tab doxycycline and Tab metronidazole with Ivermectin 1% cream and Metronidazole 2% gel with azelaic acid cream 10%, for oral application. It's not cure and only time being relief to me. Please suggest me homeopathic medicine so that I will be cure form this acne rosacea with out any side-effects. Thanking you Dr. Ajay Gawalikar (VET)

BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Pune
Dear doctor.
I am running 45 age male suffering from acne rosacea since last two years. I took allopathic medicine Ta...
Hello lybrate user, there are various causes of acne like oily or dry skin due to hormonal imbalance, exposure to dust, pollution,  hereditary,lack of enough sleep, stress, unhealthy food habits etc..; dust clogs the tiny openings of sweat gland or oil gland which ultimately results into acne and blackheads. External application like ointment/antipimple cream is of less use unless and until internal cause is well treated and cure. Always wash your face with gentle facewash after exposure to dust,pollution. drink plenty of water, 7-8 glass per day to remove toxins from body and maintain hydration. Have healthy diet, add more fruits and green veggies in diet.avoid stress, avoid alcohol, junk food. Take homeopathic treatment for acne. It is safe, natural, and holistic way of treatment.Homeopathic medicine is selected on the basis of thorough details of patient, like medical history, causes, routine, temperament etc..; such well selected medicine gives complete relief and cure, without any side effects. Message back for online homeopathic consultation and treatment.       
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Sir, Mai muzaffarpur ka hu mujhe meri age 25 years h mujhe right leg mai faileria h 10 saal se mai homeopathy dawa kha raha hu but koi labah nhi ho raha h please suggested me.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Sir, Mai muzaffarpur ka hu mujhe meri age 25 years h mujhe right leg mai faileria h 10 saal se mai homeopathy dawa kh...
In my opinion you should immediately start antifilarial drugs (e.g Ivermectin or DEC) after consulting nearest physician.
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How to know I have scabies or some fungal infections because I have scabies from 1 years but now its pimples have gone and only itching is there.

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Ayurveda, Indore
How to know I have scabies or some fungal infections because I have scabies from 1 years but now its pimples have gon...
hello scabies is a fungal infection diseases of skin apply butter milk drop by drop on effects area and clean it properly avoid oily spicy foods further consult with me

I have got lice in my hair due to which hair loss occurs. I want some treatment to reduce it ASAP without using the chemicals which can harm the skin.

MBBS,DDV, DDVL
Dermatologist,
I have got lice in my hair due to which hair loss occurs. I want some treatment to reduce it ASAP without using the c...
Hi lybrate-user, lice in your scalp hair needs treatment. I would suggest you to go for'ivrea' lotion (contains ivermectin. Single application. The bottle is of 30 ml lotion direction to apply is: 1) wet your scalp hair with water 2) pour 15 ml of lotion on your hairs 3) keep it for 15 min 4) then do wet combing means you have to comb your hairs while it is wet, using a lice removing comb 5) after that apply pour remaining 15 ml lotion keep this for still 15 min 6) then thoroughly rinse it with water You'll be Free from lice but most important of all is look for source of lice means individual around you having same lice They also need treatment otherwise they'll reinfest you with lice Happy recovery.

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Veterinarian,
Be aware of dust and heat . Give cold water to breeds of cold areas also they need air-conditioning .
Deworm with ivermectin ( adults ) consult your vet for dosage . Ivermectin works on internal as well as exetrnal para sites :) . May yours pets live an itch free summers this time
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