Ivergelan® contains the active ingredient ivermectin.
This is used to treat certain parasite infections.
- an infection caused by skin mites (scabies, scabies). The infection occurs when tiny skin mites dig tunnels under the surface of the skin. This can cause severe itching. Ivergelan® should only be taken if your doctor has diagnosed you with scabies or suspects that you have.
- an intestinal infection called strongyloidiasis (anguillulosis). This is caused by the threadworm Strongyloides stercoralis.
- an infection in the blood called microfilaremia, which is caused by so-called lymphatic filariasis. Lymphatic filariasis is caused by immature stages of the worm Wuchereria bancrofti. Ivergelan® is not effective against adult worms, but only against immature worms.
Ivergelan® cannot prevent the occurrence of such infections. It also does not work against adult worms. Ivergelan® should only be taken if your doctor has diagnosed you with or suspects that you have a parasite infection as mentioned above.
Ivergelan® is not approved for prophylaxis or treatment of other diseases.