Ivermectin known by the Brand name Strometcol (US) or Mectizan is a semisynthetic, anthelmintic agent for oral administration. Ivermectin is derived from the avermectins, a class of highly active broad-spectrum, anti-parasitic agents isolated from the fermentation products of Streptomyces avermitilis. Since the beginning of its development from its serendipitous discover on a Japanese golf course, Ivermectin has proven to be an extremely effective anti-parasitic drug, saving millions of lives in the fight against River Blindness and other parasitic disease and saving the agricultural industry millions of dollars by protecting the health of livestock. Learn the story of Ivermectin and its unique properties on this site. Enjoy everyone!
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