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Are there any risks in taking ivermectin?

There are risks in taking ivermectin. If you have allergies to ivermectin, foods, dyes, preservatives or animals, tell your doctor before taking this drug. Ivermectin can cause adverse effects if taken with warfarin and other drugs, so it is important that you notify your doctor of any other medicines you are taking. You may need to have your dose altered or symptoms monitored closely. Ivermectin may worsen your condition if you have bronchial asthma.

Also, talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding while taking ivermectin to discuss the potential risks to you and your unborn baby. See how you react to this medicine before doing any activities that require you to pay attention, such as driving or operating machinery. Discuss these and any other risks with your doctor before taking this medicine, as sometimes the potential benefits are outweighed by the risks.

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