Scared to use horse Ivermectin
Posted in the Scabies Forum
Since: Jul 11
#1 Jul 16, 2011
OK, a sympathetic doctor has prescribed an Ivermectin regimen based on guidelines from a noted scabies researcher who is the contributor on the excellent medical site uptodate.com . But, since the pills are so expensive, I am considering using the horse Ivermectin paste that several of the forum contributors have posted about.
I went to the local feed store and bought a paste manufactured in the US because of the stringent governmental quality assurance process. I can't being myself to use it, even though I am desperate, b/c of the warnings not to use in other mammals (I know in particular that it can be harmful or fatal for several dog species).
I know I am probably overreacting, because the 1.87% paste is equivalent when weight dosing to the 200 mcg/kg human dose.
Comments? Encouragement? Thanks.
#2 Jul 16, 2011
I believe the dose in on of those tubes is for a 1250 lb horse, use accordingly.
#3 Apr 30, 2013
I used it. I ate a half of a teaspoon of it and pushed another half of a teaspoon of it up my bum using the tube it came in because it has an insertion plunger. It made my vision weird for about a day then i broke out in a terrible rash. After the rash healed most of the scabies were gone and new bites were likely from re-exposure. Repeat in ten days to kill newly hatched scabies. You'll be fine. Drink water. Do not drink or take other meds within days of using equine ivermectin.
#4 May 1, 2013
I've used ivermectin horsepaste I bought on eBay (Durvet) about 4 or 5 times now. I had already used Stromectol tablets prescribed by my docs, so I figured that if it's basically the same medicine in it, as long as there are no harmful additives(there weren't), it would react with my system the same, too. I didn't have any bad side effects from the times I took Stromectol, but I was still real nervous about using the generic ivermectin. I shouldn't have worried--nothing happened, except for a few heart palpitations a few hours later, which went away after I took a potassium tablet. But I had that with the Stromectol, too. My husband and son have taken it, too, and had no side effects at all. But I know that everyone's system is different, so some people have had worse side effects than I did.
Nicole's right; it has to be taken with lots of water, and don't drink alcoholic drinks for maybe 24 hours afterward--you might get sick to your stomach. But I WAS able to take my birth control pill a few hours afterward, and my blood pressure pill the next morning. No problems.
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