Effect of ivermectin on combined intestinal protozoal infection (giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis)

J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 1996 Dec;26(3):543-53.


Ivermectin, a broad spectrum antiparasitic agent has become a promising drug for treating parasitic infection and infestation. This study was carried out to investigate its activity against two common protozoal infection, giardiasis and cryptsporidiosis in a rat model. The results of this study showed that ivermectin therapy is effective against both parasites at a dose of 200 micrograms/kg.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antiprotozoal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Cryptosporidiosis / complications
  • Cryptosporidiosis / drug therapy*
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Giardiasis / complications
  • Giardiasis / drug therapy*
  • Ivermectin / therapeutic use*
  • Rats


  • Antiprotozoal Agents
  • Ivermectin