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A semisynthetic macrolide antibiotic of the avermectin family of compounds, effective in the treatment of filariasis and many other parasites. The drug destroys Onchocerca microfilaria and Filaria bancrofti. Derived from the soil bacterium, Streptomyces avermitilis. Approved by the FDA for the treatment of scabies by topical administration. Widely used in veterinary medicine in a number of species for control of ectoparasites and endoparasites. Unusual sensitivity (increased toxicity, and sometimes death) in collie-type breeds is well documented.
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An anthelmintic and acaricide used to treat parasitic infections in livestock, to prevent heartworm infection in dogs, and to treat onchocerciasis, intestinal strongyloidiasis, and head lice in humans.
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A drug used to kill MICROFILARIA in the treatment of ONCHOCERCIASIS and other microfilarial diseases. Ivermectin has also been used to treat severe SCABIES in elderly institutionalized people, but an unusually high death-rate in this group cast doubt on the safety of the application. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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A disease caused by infestation with the filarial worm (Onchocerca volvulus) spread by blackflies. It is common in tropical Africa and Central America, especially in areas near rivers. Large numbers of microfilariae are present on the skin and often enter the eye. The patient initially complains of itching, but blindness occurs as a result of chorioretinitis and optic neuritis. The disease is treated successfully with ivermectin. Syn. onchocercosis; river blindness.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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Fenbendazole (SafeGuard or Panacur) is the dewormer of choice for deer worm treatment, but a macrocyclic lactone such as ivermectin (Ivomec) is preferred as a preventive to kill worm larvae before they enter the spinal cord.
Meios utilizados para prevencao e controle de pragas na lavoura no Assentamento Rural Coroa Verde MEIOS UTILIZADOS PARA PREVENCAO E CONTROLE DE PRAGAS NA LAVOURA Inseticidas (para as formigas), clonagem, poda e corte no cacau (por causa da vassoura de bruxa), Rhoundap, Difosato, MIREX-S, Fumo com Agua, Formicida "Attamix", Po 50, Formicida, Carrapaticida, Fungicida, DX, Inseticida Pica-Pau, BX40, Malathion, BHC, Glifosato, IVOMEC. Fonte: Dados da pesquisa (2014).
Caption: Weaner winner Dries Swart (middle) with Roelf Thompson of FeedPro; Peter Kazmaier, CEO of Agra, Wilhelm Mosehuus, Agra livestock north and Riaan Momberg of Ivomec.
Comparison of the efficacies of Diazinon + Albendazole, Ivomec and Ivojec on the control of gastro-intestinal nematodes and ectoparasites of pigs.
During his time with Merck and Merial, Vandeberg has served as Sales and Product Manager, District Sales Manager, Manager of Literature Quality Assurance, IVOMEC Brand Director, National Accounts Director and, currently, Director of Cattle Endectocides.
Generic ivermectin preparations such as Ivomec 1% solution should not be given to affected dogs, as the potential for toxicity from the wrong dosage is too great (the instructions on many websites result in dosages at least 10 times too high).
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.
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Evaluation of the effect of simulated rainfall on the efficacy of Ivomec Pour-on against Cooperia spp.
Ivermectin (Ivomec, a product of Merial Pharmaceuticals Ltd, France) was given at the rate of 0.2-mg/ kg body weight by subcutaneous route.
Merck and Sanofi's Merial animal-drug venture had sales of more than $2.6 billion last year and employs about 5,000 people, with products including the Ivomec parasite treatment, according to Merial's Web site.
Porem um aspecto interessante e que provavelmente pelas diferencas sociais entre as amostras estudadas nos dois trabalhos (no presente estudo foram investigados praticantes de academias de classe media e classe alta, enquanto que no estudo de Iriart e Andrade (2002) foram investigados praticantes de uma academia de classe baixa) foram citadas varias drogas de baixo custo que nao foram mencionadas pelos entrevistados no nosso estudo, como o ADE (vitaminas A, D e E), Potenai (complexo vitaminico a base de vitamina B) e o antiparasitario Ivomec (Ivermectina), todas de uso veterinario.