Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
This medicine may cause flu like symptoms (eg, general feeling of discomfort or illness, unusual tiredness or weakness, joint or muscle pain, headache, fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse, itching skin) most commonly during the first week after treatment due to the death of the parasite.
Serious skin reactions may occur during treatment with this medicine. Check with your doctor right away if you have skin rash, hives, or itching.
Check with your doctor right away if blurred vision, difficulty with reading, or any other change in vision occurs during or after treatment. Your doctor may want your eyes be checked by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).
Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting may occur, especially when you get up suddenly from a lying or sitting position. Getting up slowly may help. If this problem continues or gets worse, check with your doctor.
Moxidectin does not kill adult roundworms. Check with your doctor if you feel that this medicine is not working as it should or if your symptoms get worse.
Encephalopathy (brain problem) may occur when used in patients infected with another parasite, Loa loa. Check with your doctor right away if you have agitation, back pain, blurred vision, loss of consciousness, confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, fever, hallucinations, headache, irritability, mood or mental changes, seizures, stiff neck, unusual tiredness or weakness, or vomiting.