Medicine Update

When it comes to new medicines that are relevant to your condition, how do you decide if 'new' is 'better'? Medicine Update helps you to answer this question as new medicines become available.

Each issue includes an independent assessment of current information and research about a different medicine.

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Ivermectin (Stromectol) for scabies

Ivermectin can be prescribed to treat scabies when other medicines have not been successful, or when the other available medicines cannot be used. It is also part of the treatment for a more severe form of scabies called crusted scabies.