Correct Dosage Ivermectin

Correct Dosage Ivermectin

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ivermectin user

Lees Summit, MO

#1 Nov 9, 2008
hello - I am trying to deal with a scabies infestation. i have tried permethrin several times. over the last three months and it's not working. i purchased (30) 3 mg ivermectin (stromecol) and would like to take a single dosage. however i'm having a very difficult time figuring our the correct dosage. I am a 225 lb male. all references on line say 200 mcg per KG of body weight. can you help me figure out the correct dosage?
ivermectin user

Lees Summit, MO

#2 Nov 9, 2008
i think i figured it out....

200 mcg is = to .2 mg.

if i multiply .2 mg by my body weight 99.8 kg i get 19.96 g

devide that by the 3 mg tablets and it looks like i should take 6.5 tablets.

Wish me luck!
Itty Bitty Critters

Deerfield Beach, FL

#3 Nov 9, 2008
take 7 tabs.
Mite Killer

United States

#4 Nov 9, 2008
itty is correct..

30 3mg tablets will give your weight enough for 4 doses, 7 days apart. Sinc you have already taken the first dose, consider taking one or both of the extra 3mg pills with the secnd dose. or take 1 xtra with 2nd dose and 1xtra with 3rd dose. Don't waste them...you are still well within the dose guidelines. 200ug/kg bw - 400ug/kg bw

and if you have any topicals left use them too. if not, try to get some Humco Sulfur to mix with a greasy moisture cream and use it topically. Ivermectin does not kill immature mites, sulfur does. Why wait until mites mature to kill them.

ivermectin user

Lees Summit, MO

#5 Nov 10, 2008
thanks for the great information. I wasn't sure if i should take a second third or fourth dose of ivermectin. is it safe to take all 4 doses? each 7 days apart?

i wasn't aware it doesn't kill immature mites. I read online that in 90% of cases, 1 dose of ivermectin cures scabies.

I have enough permethrin for one more application. and i just bought some sulfur, but im afraid to use if because i don't want to smell while im at work during the day.

this is probably a stupid question, but is it still as important to continue changing sheets, vacuuming floors, washing and drying and or bagging my clothes while taking these doses of ivermectin?

Thanks again, i look forward to your responses !
Mite Killer

United States

#6 Nov 11, 2008
ivermectin user wrote:
thanks for the great information. I wasn't sure if i should take a second third or fourth dose of ivermectin. is it safe to take all 4 doses? each 7 days apart?
i wasn't aware it doesn't kill immature mites. I read online that in 90% of cases, 1 dose of ivermectin cures scabies.
I have enough permethrin for one more application. and i just bought some sulfur, but im afraid to use if because i don't want to smell while im at work during the day.
this is probably a stupid question, but is it still as important to continue changing sheets, vacuuming floors, washing and drying and or bagging my clothes while taking these doses of ivermectin?
Thanks again, i look forward to your responses !
Ivermectin has at least a 20 year history of treating millions of humans. It's a pretty safe drug. Google it.

asking about keeping up the washing isn't a stupid question at all! I don't think any of us really knows the answer to that one. Paranoid, we keep cleaning and washing because we can't see the mites and worry they could be on anything. I sleep in clean sheets every night, wear fresh laundered clothing ea. day. It's a pain in the ass but what if mites are in my pants? I think mites a very mobile travelers and that is why they are so highly contagious. If they stayed on one host no one else would get them.
Mite Killer

United States

#7 Nov 11, 2008
there is no way that Ivermectin can cure scabies with one dose unless the host only has adult mites, which is very unlikely. Veterinary literiture is more correct....vets deal with scabies often...they treat for at least 3 treatments...all the bedding is washed...environment is cleaned...animals are isolated. We know we have to wash and clean but some sources tell us only do this when we treat. The thought of mites in my sheets or clothing is enough to make me do another load of wash.
Piet Rad

Auckland, New Zealand

#8 Nov 11, 2008
I'm with you there-- but after taking 4 doses of Ivermectin @ 200mcg/kg body weight (worked out to 5 x3 mg tabs for me) at 7days, 5 days and last one 4 days interval, using topicals on any itches or 'crawls' that I noticed,every thing has gone really quiet - AT LAST !!After some 6 months of a daily routine of scalding all bedding linen and clothes worn the previous day, I'm greatly relieved. Stromectol is VERY expensive in NZ and only available on prescription. I found a generic via Urantia Pharma (on bizrate.co.uk)
in Canada which cost one fifteenth the price of the 3mg tabs here. With a stash of these on hand, I face the prospect of any future infestations with considerable equinimity. The MERCK site gives some research data which indicates that MUCH higher doses are tolerated so 200mcg/kg is really quite low. Good luck to all.
ivermectin user

Lees Summit, MO

#9 Nov 11, 2008
Great. I have 3 doses of ivermectin left. I will take the doses (4 total) seven days apart and i'll keep washing my laundry as i go. easy enough. ive been doing it for the last 4 months... why stop now.... though im sick of vacuuming ughhh...

i'll put some permethrin on sometime in there too... this should definately take care of it... if not... then i'll buy more and do it again and again till it's gone....

i wonder if its on my chair at work? or on my mouse pad or keyboards on my computers... or my couch?

i had this once a year ago... and i never cleaned my couch or at work.. or vacuumed.. just laundry and permethrin... but it took like 5 applications.
lemon guy

Seoul, Korea

#10 Nov 11, 2008
ivermectin user: I bet critters are everywhere you touch routinely. Not only mouse pad,mouse, keyboard even purse, wallet, briefcase, mobile phone, necktie... and chair? If the chair was made from fabric and was not coated, it could be a nest of them.
ivermectin user

Lees Summit, MO

#11 Nov 11, 2008
well this is going to be impossible then.
Mite Killer

United States

#12 Nov 12, 2008
ivermectin user wrote:
well this is going to be impossible then.
no one knows how many mites are in your invironment. A small home with several hosts may be more infested than a large spacious home. if you really think you won't be able to rid the environment of mites, consider(if possible) leaving your home for sevearal weeks to ensure the mites die of starvation and dehydration while you are gone. and treat while u are away.
itchyanddepresse d

Green Bay, WI

#13 Nov 12, 2008
Trust me! I've thought of leaving. it's the best option. Accept i work 2 jobs and have a roommate whom i also work with. He commutes, staying with me for 3 days out of the week. I'm too embarrassed to tell him. also i had this an infestation over a year ago... that lasted for 1 year and my previous roommate who lived there every day, never was bothered, because he stayed in his room 90% of the time. im hoping i can take care of this without embarrassing myself and or passing it to my new roommate.

I wish i could just shut my life down for a month to deal with this. its really making me depressed. It's disheartening, the constant treatments, laundry, Itching, Spending on medication ect ect ect. it's seriously effecting my day to day attitude. Not to mention i haven't been close to the opposite sex in over 4 months. I'm losing sleep. too tired to work out. too tired sometimes to vacuum and do laundry every night. too disorganized to remember what clothes i washed a week ago vs a night ago...(but i am never wearing something without it being freshly washed and dried)

oh well... I will keep pressing on. tonight i am going to clean the entire apartment for the 55th time.... tired or not, I will apply my last dose of permethrin. Then Friday morning it's my second dose of Ivermectin. Maybe over the weekend I'll put on the sulfur...(accept i have a friend coming over and probably slpending the night on the couch and i may smell and look strange with this stuff on)

There's nothing else i can do but try my best and try to keep a positive attitude.
itchyanddepresse d

Green Bay, WI

#14 Nov 12, 2008
Question on the ivermectin... how long does it continue to Kill the Mites? If i take the medicine on a Sunday... and a mite crawls onto me on Monday or Tuesday, will it die?
Mite Killer

United States

#15 Nov 12, 2008
itchyand....you are taking a big chance of reinfestation by not telling roommate. Having someone sleep on your couch could potentially expose them to mites, I would not have anyone over at all and I would tell the roommate so they can get treatment. You and your roommate should treat at the same time.. wash all bedding and vacuume. Wipe things down. you know the routine..then treat again in 7 days. you should use sulfur most nights for awhile...roommate may or may not have any mites on them but it's just a matter of time before they are infested too. any idea where you picked up the mites?

I know how difficult it is to bring up the subject to anyone...

Mite Killer

United States

#16 Nov 12, 2008
itchyanddepressed wrote:
Question on the ivermectin... how long does it continue to Kill the Mites? If i take the medicine on a Sunday... and a mite crawls onto me on Monday or Tuesday, will it die?
about 3 days activity killing adult mites. continue with topicals to kill the "juniors" Welty's term for immature mites.

for the environment: get a flea or tick killing product that has an "IGR" insect growth regulator to spray around your sitting and bed area. or whereever. Raid Fumigater bombs with 12% permethren may help.
itchyanddepresse d

Green Bay, WI

#17 Nov 12, 2008
how do i bring it up to my roomate? i'm 30 and he's 55 and we work together i feel like a total JERK for possibly putting him through this... and if people at work find out, i'll be absolutely humiliated.
itchyanddepresse d

Green Bay, WI

#18 Nov 12, 2008
I think i got it from my a nursing home when visiting my father, so its not coming from my roomate.

by the way... im on two separate computers and i am apparently posting under the name itchyanddepressed as well as ivermectin user.... both sets of posts are from the same man.
Mite Killer

United States

#19 Nov 12, 2008
itchyanddepressed wrote:
how do i bring it up to my roomate? i'm 30 and he's 55 and we work together i feel like a total JERK for possibly putting him through this... and if people at work find out, i'll be absolutely humiliated.
not your fault for having mites....tell your roommate what you posted about how you got it. if you don't tell him, he may get mites anyway and then he'll really be upset.
ivermectin user

Lees Summit, MO

#20 Nov 18, 2008
I'm about to take my 3rd dosage of ivermectin tomorrow morning. Ive been vacuuming alot and putting my clothes directly in the washing machine and then drying every signle day. same goes with my pillows... pillow cases... and sheets. i used my last application of permethrin cream as well... im really hoping this will be it.

question in regards to itching at night time. why is it, that if all mites are killed, you still seem to itch more at night than during the day... i understand the itching continues for several week, but seeing as how they are "not active" at night anymore, why would the itching continue to be worse at night?

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