A compound of the avermectin group, used as an anthelmintic in veterinary medicine and as a treatment for river blindness.
(medicine) Any of a class of macrocyclic lactones, produced by Streptomyces bacteria, that are used medically to kill parasites
Ivermectin, sold under the brand name Stromectol among others, is a medication that is used to treat parasite infestations. In humans, this includes head lice, scabies, river blindness (onchocerciasis), strongyloidiasis, trichuriasis, ascariasis, and lymphatic filariasis.
The avermectins are a series of drugs and pesticides used to treat parasitic worms and insect pests. They are a group of 16-membered macrocyclic lactone derivatives with potent anthelmintic and insecticidal properties.