Brand Name: Ivomec
Manufactured by: Boehringer-Ingelheim (Merial)
Dosage form: Injection
Presentation: 10 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml, 200 ml, 500 ml
Ingredients & Composition:
Each ml of Ivomec contains:
Ivermectin IP: 10.00 mg (1%)
Excipients q.s. Benzyl Alcohol IP 0.030 ml (as Preservative)
Description: Provides reliable control of 36 species and stages of internal and external parasites. Kills internal and external parasites including worms, sucking lice, ticks and mites. Convenient injectable.
Category: Macrocyclic lactone class of endectocides, Injectable parasiticide
Indication / Uses:
For the effective treatment and control of Gastrointestinal Roundworms (adults and fourth-stage larvae): like Ostertagia (including inhibited larvae), Haemonchus , Trichostrongylus, Cooperia, Oesophagostomum, Bunostomum, phlebotomum, Nematodirus spp. Lungworms (adults and fourth-stage larvae): Dictyocaulus: Cattle Grubs Hypoderma bovis Sucking Lice & Cattle Ticks.
Delivers broad-spectrum, efficacy, and duration of effect in a single injection.
Doses and administration:
For use in cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat & camel at 200 mcg per kg body weight i.e 1 ml / 50 kg body weight by SC route only
Overdoses / Side effects / Contraindications /Warnings:
Avoid self-medication. Overdose may cause serious side effects. Consult your veterinarian immediately.
Incoordination and nervous signs.
Lack of appetite.
# Avoid in Collie breed due to inherited ivermectin toxicity issues.
Interactions: Drugs that are transported by p-glycoprotein.
Pharmaceutical precautions / Instructions:
Normal pharmaceutical precautions.
Safety: age / Pregnancy/ Withdrawal
Avoid in debilitated, dehydrated patients, and patients with liver issues.
Habit forming: No
Substitute: Hitek, Neomac
Also See Duromect Injection (Doramectin)
Que: What is Ivomec injection?
Ans: Ivomec Injection contains ivermectin as an ingredient which is used for the control of mature and immature stages of internal and external parasites in cattle, swine, dogs, and cats. It includes many species of gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, heartworms, grubs, sucking lice, and mange mites in cattle.
Que: What is Ivomec for dogs used for?
Ans: Ivermectin is an anti-parasite medication given to dogs to prevent heartworm disease and to treat various other parasite-related conditions like demodectic and sarcoptic mange, and ear mites.
Que: How long does Ivomec take to work?
Ans: It depends on the worm species and may take from two to three weeks.
Que: Can I give Ivomec orally?
Ans: Can be used orally but avoid using injectable preparations orally. Oral preparations are available for treatment. The mechanism of action remains the same for oral as well as injectable products.
Que: Can I give Ivomec to my dog?
Ans: Yes. It’s indicated for dogs. Consult your veterinarian for effective treatment.
Que: Can ivermectin kill a dog?
Ans: Ivermectin Toxicity in Dogs has been reported in dogs and cats both. At 10 to 20 times of the recommended dose can cause toxicity.
Que: Does ivomec kill fleas?
Ans: Ivermectin, also known as Ivomec or Heartgard, is used to control skin parasites, gastrointestinal parasites, and parasites within the bloodstream in dogs and cats. Parasitic diseases are common in animals.
Que: How does ivermectin work?
Ans. Interacts with GABA and glutamate-gated channels leading to flaccid paralysis of parasites.
Que: What does ivermectin treat? Or What is ivermectin used for? Ivermectin uses –
Ans: Ivermectin is an endo-ectoparasiticidal. It helps in the prevention of heartworm, fleas, ticks, internal worms, body lice, mites, and mange in dogs, cats, sheep, goats, cattle, birds, and exotic animals.
Que: Can cats get mange?
Que: What are ivermectin side effects? Or Ivermectin for dogs side effects?
Ans: Neurotoxicity, Vomiting, Dilated pupils, Muscle tremors, Blindness, Incoordination, and nervous signs, Lethargy, Lack of appetite, Dehydration, etc.
Que: Ivermectin dosage for scabies?
Ans: Ivermectin dosage for scabies in dogs is 0.2 – 0.4 mg/kg body weight.
Que: Does ivermectin kill fleas?
Que: How much ivomec to give a dog?
Ans: According to the standard textbooks it is 1 ml for 50 kg body weight. Dosage can be increased up to 0.6mg /kg bodyweight depending upon the severity.