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Ivermectin

Description

Ivermectin is a member of the avermectin class and has high affinity with glutamate-gated chloride channels present in invertebrate nerve and muscle cells. Its binding to these channels promotes an increase in membrane permeability to chloride ions, leading to hyperpolarization of the neural or muscle cell. This results in neuromuscular paralysis and may lead to the death of certain parasites.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
D11AX22
Ivermectin
D Dermatologicals → D11 Other dermatological preparations → D11A Other dermatological preparations → D11AX Other dermatologicals
P02CF01
Ivermectin
P Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents → P02 Anthelmintics → P02C Antinematodal agents → P02CF Avermectines

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Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
SOOLANTRA Cream
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
IVERMECTIN SUBSTIPHARM Tablet
MPI, EU: SmPC
NL