SHUR/Cut Microtomes

    Built with both the user and the specimen in mind.

    Use the motorized microprocessor management for operator comfort and safety or switch to manual operation for specimens requiring a special touch. Read More >

    SHUR/Dry Slide Dryer III

    Make slide drying a breeze!

    Using microprocessor-controlled fan speed and temperature control, rapid drying of slides and glassware is a breeze. Read More >

    SHUR/Clean Fume Hoods

    Indispensable in today’s workplace.

    Our bench top fume hoods are specially designed to manage manual coverslipping, grossing and routine containment of noxious fumes. Read More >

    SHUR/Stain Routine and Special Stains

    Long recognized as an industry leader.

    We've now expanded our facility to include an entirely new line of special stains. Read More >

    TBS Flotation Work Stations

    Make tissue preparation faster, easier and safer.

    Our Flotation Work Stations can also be integrated with our Instrumentation Management System™ to remotely manage many important scheduling/logging functions. Read More >

    STROMECTOL (IVERMECTIN)

    About Stromectol

    Stromectol is an effective anti-parasitic drug prescribed to treat strongyloidiasis that has not spread. This infection is caused by a type of roundworm (threadworm) that is mainly found in the soil of tropical and subtropical climates. Strongyloids stercoralis can live in the soil and be quite content to grow and reproduce and do not require a host to survive. However, a person walking through infected soil may end up with this parasite penetrating through the skin on their foot or infection could occur from eating food taken from infected soil and not prepared properly.

    Once the worms end up in your stomach, they move to your small intestine where they lay eggs and hatch to become larvae. These larvae can be expelled through your feces or penetrate the perianal skin or burrow into the intestinal wall. This is called an auto-infection and you may require treatment for a long period of time should your infection turn into a hyper-infection.

    Target and Kill the Adult Parasites

    Stromectol or Ivermectin generic targets only the adult worms and causes a disruption of their nerve impulses. This action causes paralysis and eventual death of the adult worms. Repeated treatments are needed to kill new adults as the larvae grow. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

    Conditions Treated by Stromectol

    Stromectol is also beneficial to treat onchocerciasis, also known as River Blindness that is caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. This infection is transmitted through repeated bites from the Simulium genus of blackflies which live and breed near fast-flowing streams and rivers and can cause blindness. As the larvae grow, the female worms hide out in fibrous nodules under your skin and the males stay close by. Because the worms are encased in nodules, your immune system is not alerted and even the larvae can travel relatively safe from any immune response.

    Symptoms such as itchy skin rashes, lumps under your skin, and changes in your vision cause inflammation as the larvae die and this can result in lesions on your cornea from the larvae that have found their way to your eyes. Damage to your eyesight can be permanent without treatment.

    Before Stromectol is Prescribed

    Your doctor may discuss the benefits and risks of taking Stromectol while you are pregnant and suggest birth control so you do not become pregnant during the treatment period as well as advise that you bottle feed your newborn until your situation improves. Tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and any OTC or Rx meds you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements, so it can be determined of Stromectol is right for you.

    Stromectol Precautions

    Do not drive, operate machinery, or perform any tasks that could result in an injury until you know how your pills will react to Stromectol. Consuming alcohol, hot weather, or exercise can increase the intensity of some side effects known to Stromectol. Do not skip any doctor or lab appointments because monitoring your tablet is important to determine whether Stromectol is working for you. There are very few human recommended drugs that contain Ivermectin. Stromectol is prescribed as a first-line treatment for strongyloidiasis.

    Possible Side Effects of Stromectol

    • Dizziness
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea
    • The article below shares a comprehensive overview of Ivermectin, provides a thorough outline of medicine, lists down the possible side effects and related precautions linked to drug administration.

      Overall Summary of Ivermectin and Its Components

      Ivermectin (also referred to as Stromectol) embodies a semisynthetic, anthelmintic element that is suitable to be taken orally. Ivermectin contains avermectins, which originates from a special group of wide-spectrum and exceedingly active, anti-parasitic elements, which get sequestered from the fermentation of Streptomyces avermitilis products.

      Ivermectin originates from anti-parasite family of medications and is prescribed to cure infections in human body, which get produced by certain parasites. Ivermectin can be obtained under prescription only and is used for treatment of river blindness (aka onchocerciasis) and threadworms, predominantly those growing in intestines (like intestinal strongyloidiasis). The sicknesses mentioned earlier appear from infections transmitted by worms. During onchocerciasis, the worm infection is commonly spread in the eyes, glands (lymph nodes) and skin. Alterations of skin conditions involve pale/dark patches, lessening/thickening of elasticity in skin, itchiness of skin rash, nodules (small lumps below skin). Aforementioned infections can cause expansion of glands around the following body parts: groin, armpits, neck and others. The infection is also able to spread in eyes and cause conjunctivitis, grittiness, or painful eyes, in specific rare occasion, result in blindness.

      Ivermectin pills are characterized by a white to yellowish-white, non-hygroscopic, powder with crystalline structure, that can be solved in water, but can be solved completely in methanol and also 95% solution of ethanol.

      Proper Procedures of Administering Ivermectin

      Ivermectin for humans (Stromectol) is available in form of 3-mg pills containing inactive ingredients like: pregelatinized starch, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, powder of citric acid (anhydrous) as well as butylated type of hydroxyanisole.

      Ivermectin dosage is prescribed and observed by healthcare specialist recommending it. Normally, the suitable dose is linked to respective infection type, and also height/weight of a particular patient. Hence, the dose can vary between 1-5 tablets administered at once. In circumstances of river blindness treatment, the treatment length may be 6-12 months with a fixed dosage.

      Standard/crusted scabies commonly require healthcare provider’s consultation to define the most suitable dose and treatment method. The most general treatment duration involves 2 doses, administered with a break of 8-15 days. Ivermectin is suitable to be taken on its own or in conjunction with other drugs to treat scabies. Ivermectin is to be administered with adequate water volume to guarantee proper absorption. Abstain from varying the dose and rigidly follow the suggestions of your healthcare specialist.