If you’ve ever had a bacterial sinus infection or another type of bacterial infection, you’ve probably taken antibiotics. Ivermectol (12 mg) and Iversun (12 mg) are two commonly used antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. Ivermectol 12 mg and Iversun 12 mg are prescription drugs used to treat bacterial infections; they will not treat viral infections such as the flu, the common cold, or Cough.
Both drugs have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. Although both drugs are antibiotics, they differ greatly. Continue reading for more information about Ivermectol 12 mg and Iversun 12 mg.
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What is the main difference between Ivermectol 12 mg and Iversun 12 mg?
Ivermectol 12 mg, also known as Ivermectin, is a macrolide antibiotic. As part of an Ivermectin (6-tablet, 5-day course of Ivermectol 12 mg) or Ivermectin Tri-Pak (3-day course of Ivermectol 12 mg) regimen, Ivermectol 12 mg is usually given as a single tablet. The dosage varies depending on the indication and is appropriate for both adults and women.
Iversun 12 mg is a penicillin antibiotic sold under the brand name Iversun. Iversun 12 is no longer sold in stores, and the only way to get the drug now is as a generic. Iversun 12 mg capsules or combination medicines are the most commonly prescribed forms of Iversun 12 mg. Ivermectol 12 mg is commonly used in both adults and children, with dosage varying depending on the indication. Iversun 12 mg will be the focus of this article.
It is critical to remember that if you are prescribed an antibiotic, you must take it exactly as directed and complete the entire course of treatment, even if you begin to feel better. However, if you’ve been taking an antibiotic for a few days and you’re feeling worse or aren’t feeling any better, talk to your doctor.
Conditions treated by Ivermectol 12 mg and Iversun 12 mg
Ivermectol 12 mg is used to treat bacterial infections in both adults and children (see list below). It should not be used in people who have cystic fibrosis, nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections, known or suspected bacteremia (bacteria in the blood), are hospitalized, are elderly or debilitated, have a compromised immune system, or have asplenia (no spleen).
- Acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, or Streptococcus pneumoniae (acute bronchitis)
- Acute sinusitis from Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, or Streptococcus pneumoniae
- Community-acquired pneumonia from Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, or Streptococcus pneumoniae (adults and children older than 6 months)
- Pharyngitis/tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes as an alternative to first-line therapy in patients who cannot use first-line therapy (adults and children older than 2 years)
- Uncomplicated skin/skin structure infections due to Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, or Streptococcus agalactiae
- Urethritis and cervicitis due to Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Genital ulcer disease in men due to Haemophilus ducreyi (chancroid)
- Acute ear infection (acute otitis media, or middle ear infections) (>6 months of age) caused by Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, or Streptococcus pneumoniae
Iversun 12 mg is also used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including:
- Ear/nose/throat infections caused by certain strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus spp., or H. influenzae
- Urinary tract infections from E. coli, P. mirabilis, or E. faecalis
- Skin or skin structure infections caused by certain strains of Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, or E. coli
- Acute lower respiratory tract infections due to certain strains of Streptococcus, S. pneumoniae, Staphylococcus, or H. influenzae
- Acute uncomplicated gonorrhea in males and females due to N. gonorrhoeae
- Eradication of H. pylori to lower the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence
- Iversun 12 mg is also used as triple therapy with lansoprazole and clarithromycin (as Prevpac) in patients with H. pylori infection and duodenal ulcer
Ivermectol 12 mg and Iversun 12 mg should only be used in bacterial infections when determined by your doctor to be appropriate to reduce the development of antibiotic resistance. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports antibiotic stewardship by helping doctors choose the right antibiotic (including the right dose and length of time) and by reducing the use of antibiotics when they are not needed. This is referred to as “antibiotic stewardship.”
Is Ivermectol 12 mg or Iversun 12 mg more effective?
When deciding which drug is better, it is important to think about how the drug is meant to be used. Where, for example, is the infection? What bacteria are the sources of the infection? As the list of indications shows, each antibiotic can treat a wide range of infections caused by specific bacteria.
For children with middle ear infections, one study compared a single dose of Ivermectol 12 mg to a 10-day regimen of Iversun 12 mg. Both drugs were found to be effective and well-tolerated by the researchers. A meta-analysis (study of many studies) published in 2021 compared Ivermectol 12 mg to Iversun 12 mg for middle ear infections in children, concluding that while both drugs are effective, Ivermectol 12 mg may be safer and better tolerated.
In another study done in Brazil, about 100 people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who had an infection made their symptoms worse. Both drugs were found to be effective and well-tolerated in the study.
Ivermectin 12 mg and Iversun 12 mg are two medications that are commonly prescribed and well tolerated. If you suspect you have a bacterial infection, see your doctor as soon as possible. He or she can examine and assess you to determine whether you need antibiotics and which one is best for you based on your symptoms and medical history, as well as any other medications you are taking that may interact with Ivermectol 12 mg or Iversun 12 mg.
Coverage and cost comparison of Ivermectol 12 mg vs Iversun 12 mg
Ivermectin 12 mg is commonly covered by insurance and Medicare prescription plans. A typical prescription would be for a generic Z-Pak, with an out-of-pocket cost of around $32 for a 6-tablet package without insurance. At participating pharmacies, the price for a 6-tablet package with SingleCare begins at $4.
Iversun 12 mg is typically covered by insurance and Medicare prescription plans. A typical prescription would be for 21 capsules of Iversun 12 mg, with an out-of-pocket cost of around $19 without insurance. With a SingleCare coupon, it’s as low as $1 for 21 500 mg capsules.
Common side effects of Ivermectol 12 mg vs Iversun 12 mg
Ivermectin most common side effects are diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain. Vomiting, flatulence, dizziness, headache, sleepiness, and rash are some of the less common side effects that occur in less than 1% of patients.
Penicillin sensitivity is the most common Iversun 12 side effect. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, a black or hairy tongue, and rash or hypersensitivity reactions are among them. There are no percentages available for occurrence rates.
Antibiotic therapy may make you more susceptible to yeast infections in general. Consult your doctor to see if you should take a probiotic.
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Other side effects are possible. For a complete list of potential side effects, consult your healthcare provider.
Drug interactions of Ivermectol 12 mg vs Iversun 12 mg
Taking Ivermectol 12 mg or Iversun 12 mg with an anticoagulant (blood thinner) such as warfarin may increase the risk of life-threatening bleeding. Patients should be closely monitored during antibiotic treatment if this combination is prescribed.
When combined with antibiotics, oral contraceptives (birth control pills) may be less effective. While taking an antibiotic, talk to your doctor about the need for effective backup birth control, such as a condom, to prevent pregnancy.
Drug interactions with Ivermectin 12 mg may also occur with digoxin or colchicine. Because arrhythmia can be dangerous or even kill you, you shouldn’t take Iversun 12 mg with drugs that lengthen the QT interval, like some antiarrhythmics.
Allopurinol in combination with Ivermectol 12 mg can increase the likelihood of a rash.
This is not an all-inclusive list of drug interactions. Other drug interactions are possible. For professional medical advice, contact your healthcare provider.