Mectin 12mg Tablet

Brand Name Mectin 12mg Tablet
Salt Composition Ivermectin (12mg)
Strength 12mg
Product Form Tablet
Pack 1 Tablet(s) in Strip
Storage Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Category Antiparasitic
Country of Origin India
Manufacturer Meridian Pharmacare
Manufacturer/Marketer AddressMeridian Pharmacare,#4, 60 Feet Road, 12th Cross, Girinagar 3rd Phase, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560085 India
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    Medical Description of Mectin 12mg Tablet

    Mectin 12mg Tablet contains Ivermectin 12mg its an Anthelminthic (antiparasitic ) medication. This tablet is used to treat strongyloidiasis, onchocerciasis and scabies and is used as an orphan drug in the cases of head lice, Blepharitis, filariasis and Gnathostomiasis. This tablet is safely used in children above 15 kgs of weight. Recently It is used as an orphan drug in the treatment of SARS-COV-2 mild and moderate infection.


    Mectin 12mg Tablet Uses

    Used in the treatment of several parasitic infections in adults and children above 15 kgs

     


    Mectin 12mg Tablet Benefits

    Its an Anthelminthic (antiparasitic) medication used in the treatment of strongyloidiasis, onchocerciasis and scabies in adults and  not recommended in children less than 15 kgs caution in geriatrics due to its toxicity.


    Mectin 12mg Tablet Indication

    • Strongyloidiasis is an intestinal parasite
    • Onchocerciasis causing rMectin blindness
    • Scabies
    • It is used as an orphan drug in the cases of head lice, Blepharitis, filariasis and Gnathostomiasis
    • It is used as an off label drug in the case of SARS-COV-2 mild and moderate cases.

     


    Mechanism of action of Mectin 12mg Tablet

    Mectin 12mg (Ivermectin 12mg) tablet binds with glutamate-gated chloride ion channels present in muscles and nerve cells of microfilaria that causes an increased influx of chloride ions resulting in paralysis of parasites and death of the parasite. Mectin 12mg tablet acts as a GABA agonist thus interrupts CNS neurosynaptic transmission.


    How Mectin 12mg Tablet works

    This tablet is an Anthelminthic (antiparasitic ) medication, increases the influx of chloride ions that causes paralysis and death of parasites by binding to glutamate-gated chloride ion channels.


    Mectin 12mg Tablet Contraindication

    • if you are allergic to Mectin (Ivermectin (12mg)) tablet or its constituents
    • if you are immunocompromised
    • if you are pregnant
    • if you are breastfeeding


    Mectin 12mg Tablet Side Effects

    • Abdominal pain
    • Asthenia
    • Hypotension
    • Mild EKG changes
    • Peripheral & facial edema
    • Transient tachycardia
    • Dizziness
    • Headache
    • Hyperthermia
    • Insomnia
    • Somnolence
    • Vertigo
    • Pruritus
    • Rash
    • Urticaria
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Eosinophilia
    • Leukopenia
    • ALT/AST increased
    • Limbitis
    • Myalgia
    • Tremor
    • Blurred vision
    • Mild conjunctivitis
    • Punctate opacity
    • Mazzotti reaction (with onchocerciasis)
    • Edema
    • Fever
    • Lymphadenopathy
    • Ocular damage
    • Pruritus rash
    • Conjunctival hemorrhage (with onchocerciasis), Hepatitis


    FAQs for Mectin 12mg Tablet

    Is Mectin 12mg (Ivermectin 12mg) tablet  safe during pregnancy?

    No, taking Mectin 12mg tablet during pregnancy is not recommended thus inform your physician if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant

    Can Mectin 12mg tablet be taken while breastfeeding?

    No, in general it is suggested that drugs and their metabolites can pass via breastfeeding thus it is suspected that Mectin 12mg can also pass via breastfeeding.

    Can Mectin 12mg tablet be taken while alcohol consumption?

    The interaction is unknown but Mectin 12mg tablet causes neurologic side effects. Thus, consult your physician.

    Can I take a drive or operate heavy machineries while on Mectin 12mg tablet?

    Mectin 12mg tablet causes neurologic side effects thus caution is used while driving or operating machineries.


    Precautions and general warning of Mectin 12mg Tablet

    Alcohol

    Alcohol intake may causes side effects thus caution is required. consult your physician

    Driving or operating machinery

    Driving or operating heavy machinery  causes side effects thus caution is required. consult your physician

    Pregnancy

    Pregnancy – causes embryo-fetal toxicity

    Breast Feeding

    Breast feeding – causes side effects similar to adults

    Kidney Problem

    Consult your physician.

    Liver Disease

    Hepatotoxic


    How to Take Mectin 12mg Tablet

    This tablet is taken orally best on an empty stomach at least 1 hr before food.

    Do not cut, break or crush the tablet


    Use of Mectin 12mg Tablet in Adult

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding inform your physician as they are not advisable.


    Use of Mectin 12mg Tablet in children

    This tablet not recommended to use in the children weight  less than 14 kgs .


    Use of Mectin 12mg Tablet in Elderly Patients

    This tablet has only been used in few patients 60 years or older. Dosage and usage are similar to adults. Discuss with your physician before usage. Use with caution due to toxicity.


    Other general warnings

    • Allergic reactions - It can be mild hypersensitivity and angioedema to severe like Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.
    • Ocular disorder
    • Neurological disorder
    • Hepatotoxic
    • Pregnancy – causes embryo-fetal toxicity
    • Breast feeding – causes side effects similar to adults
    • Alcohol intake or Driving or operating heavy machinery may causes side effects thus caution is required. consult your physician


    Talk to your doctor if

    If you have any allergy

    If you have a neurological problem

    If you have heart problem

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding


    General instructions

    This tablet is given orally in empty stomach 1 hr before food.


    Drug Interaction of Mectin 12mg Tablet

    Drug-Drug Interaction

    Severity of myopathy, rhabdomyolysis, and myoglobinuria is increased by Niacin, Amphotericin B

    metabolism is increased by St. John's Wort

    metabolism is decreased by Amiodarone.

    Serum concentration is increased by Beclomethasone, Caffeine

    Drug-Food Interaction

    It can be taken with any type of food, if doubts arise kindly refer to your physician. It generally causes side effects thus it is advised not to be taken with alcohol. Mectin  12mg tablet is preferred to drive or operate heavy machinery with caution while using this medication.

    Drug-Disease Interaction

    • Lung disorders – used with caution in interstitial lung disease. Consult a physician before use
    • Electrolyte disorders – used with caution in electrolyte imbalance. Consult a physician before use
    • Bone disorders – used with caution in hypocalcemia. Consult a physician before use
    • Cardiac disorders – used with caution in bradycardia and QT prolongation. Consult a physician before use
    • Hematological disorders – used with caution in bleeding disorders like thrombosis. Consult a physician before use
    • LMectin disorders – used with caution in severe lMectin diseases. Consult a physician before use
    • Kidney disorders – used with caution in severe kidney diseases. Consult a physician before use


    Over Dose

    In the case of Overdosage with tablet Contact your physician.


    Missed Dose

    Consult your physician immediately.


    Storage and Disposal

    Keep the medication out of children’s reach

    Keep the medication away from pets

    Once expired dispose immediately

    Store at room temperature


    Fast Tag

    Mectin 12mg (Ivermectin 12mg) tablet is an Anthelminthic (antiparasitic)  medication

    Do not use this medication while pregnant and lactation period.