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Table 5 Therapeutic interventions used in the management of SAE cases reported to have occurred following ivermectin mass treatment from 1989 to 2001*

From: Serious adverse events following treatment with ivermectin for onchocerciasis control: a review of reported cases

Type of therapeutic intervention Frequency of use (% use out of 207 total cases)†
Intravenous fluids 132 (63.8)
Corticosteroids 92 (44.4)
Analgesics/antipyretics 84 (40.6)
Antimalarials 76 (36.7)
Vitamin B complex 75 (36.2)
Antibiotics 51 (24.6)
Antihistamines 48 (23.2)
Multivitamins 30 (14.5)
  1. *cases reported as of August 31, 2002; †total of individual percentages is greater than 100 because multiple treatments were administered per person in most cases.