Precautions

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It is important that your doctor check your or your child's progress at regular visits to make sure that the infection is cleared up completely. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

If you are being treated for river blindness, you may need retreatment and surgery to kill the adult parasite. You will need to see your doctor for follow up care.

If you are being treated for an intestinal infection from threadworms. You will need to have your bowel movements tested to make sure that the infection is gone. It is very important that you have these tests done as often as your doctor orders.

If your symptoms do not improve, or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This medicine may cause eye, skin, or other serious reactions (eg, Mazzotti reaction), in patients treated for river blindness. Check with your doctor right away if you have eye or eyelid irritation, pain, redness, or swelling, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse, fever, itching or skin rash, joint or muscle pain, stomach pain, swelling of hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs, swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in neck, armpit, or groin, unusual tiredness or weakness.

This medicine may cause serious brain and nerve problems. Check with your doctor right away if you have change in consciousness, confusion about identity, place, and time, decreased awareness or responsiveness, loss of consciousness, or severe sleepiness.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.

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