ivermectin dosage chart and info

ivermectin dosage chart and info

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andreaamericangi rl

Central Islip, NY

#1 Oct 18, 2011
there are so many people commenting here that they dont know how much ivermectin to take and so on. i have cured myself of scabies two times with ivermectin. i have had scabies 3 times in 3 and 1/2 years because i work in close contact with the homeless in san francisco and there is a very high infestation rate among them. i started out begging a dr for a prescription for stromectol but realized that was getting me nowhere and i was losing precious days/weeks trying to convince her while the scabies were reproducing and getting worse. i decided to take matters into my own hands and bought liquid ivermectin injectable meant for cattle and swine- the brand name i bought was noromectin made by norbrook. it is 1% ivermectin. you can use that brand or any other brand that is 1% ivermectin. the dosing for humans is the same as the dosing for cattle! im not a kook. ive taken it 6 times now- 3 times one week apart for the first time i used it and then when i got infested again 9 mos later 3 times one week apart for the second time i used it. you want to take it once and then again 7 days later and then again 7 days later. 21 days- once a week for 3 weeks. dont take it if you have liver disease. take it on an empty stomach and take at least 8 oz of water with it. when you do put something in your stomach a few hours after taking it try eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice- it helps the ivermectin work better. you will need a hypodermic needle and syringe to draw the liquid medicine out of the bottle with. in many states/cities that are progressive and have a good attitude towards making hypo syringes avaiable to the public to decrease HIV and Hep infection you can buy a single syringe at a walgreens or other drug store- this is true of NYC and san francisco just walk up to the pharmacy counter and ask for a syringe. it costs about a dollar. if you live in the bible belt or some such place, you can get hypo syringes at any feed store or livestock supply store- they are marked "for veterinary use only" and are there for anyone of any age to buy. order online from www.farmandfleet.com if you have to. you can get your ivermectin from them too. the marks on the side of the syringe tell how many ml are in there. the smallest syringe is a 1ml diabetic syringe and that is what you will get when you ask for a syringe at walgreens in NYC or other pharmacy. it is broken down further into tenths of a ml with marks for that too which are represented by .1,.2,.3,.4,.5,.6 etc up to 1.0 which is a whole ml. the syringes from farm and fleet and other feed stores etc are bigger and hold usually 3 or more ml and are marked off with lines for each .1.2.3.4 but those numbers arent on there just the full ml numbers are so there will be nine marks with no number next to them- like the minute marks on the face of a clock then a 1ml like the 1 hour is marked by a 1, then nine more marks then a 2ml and so on. stick the needle thru the rubber top of the bottle and then draw up however much your dose is into the syringe using the numbers and marks on the side of the syringe as a guide.

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andreaamericangi rl

Central Islip, NY

#2 Oct 18, 2011
here is the chart: 25lbs=.2ml 35lbs=.3ml 45lbs=.4ml 55lbs=.5ml 65lbs=.6ml 75lbs=.7ml 85lbs=.8ml 95lbs=.9ml 110lbs=1ml 121lbs=1.1ml 132lbs=1.2ml 143lbs=1.3ml 154lbs=1.4ml 165lbs=1.5ml 176lbs=1.6ml 187lbs=1.7ml 198lbs=1.8ml 209lbs=1.9ml 220lbs=2ml 231lbs=2.1 242lbs=2.2ml 253lbs=2.3ml 264lbs=2.4ml 275lbs=2.5ml 286lbs=2.6ml 297lbs=2.7ml 308lbs=2.8ml 319lbs=2.9ml 330lbs=3ml 341lbs=3.1ml 352lbs=3.2ml 363lbs=3.3ml 374lbs=3.4ml 385lbs=3.5ml 396lbs=3.6ml 407lbs=3.7ml 418lbs=3.8ml
im stopping here, if you weigh more than 418lbs then just add on .1ml for every 11 lbs over 418lbs that you weigh. if your weight is inbetween numbers go with the dose for the next higher amount- so if you weigh 114lbs you would dose for 121lbs- not 110lbs.

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andreaamericangi rl

Central Islip, NY

#3 Oct 18, 2011
you can also use the ivermectin horse paste wormer which is cheaper than the liquid because you get less. make sure there are not any other medicines in there like praziquantel or any other active ingredients. follow the dosing guidelines for horses by weight- ususally you can only measure it off by 250lbs sections, so for a 250lbs dose, a 500lbs dose, a 750lbs dose, etc but you can split it by using a childrens oral syringe- which you can buy at walgreens or any drug store for measuring liquid medicine for infants and toddlers. first measure out 250lbs worth of paste wormer using the notches on the tube it is packaged in. then suck that amount you just sqeezed out of the tube up into the oral syringe, then squeeze out of the oral syringe in fractions by using the marks on the side of the oral syringe. one half of the total dose for 250lbs is for 125lbs, one quarter is for 60lbs., three quarters is for 185lbs, try to break it down using the marks on the side of the oral syringe to get it as close to your weight as possible. this is why the liquid injectable is better- its easier to measure out accurately but if you cant afford $25-$30 and can only afford $6-$9 for the paste then dont be intimidated, just do your best to measure it out a accurately as possible and remember that the pills that are made for humans smallest amount is 3mg so that if a doctor prescribed it to you, it wouldnt be as acccurately measured out as the liquid injectable anyways and that 1 3mg pill represents about 30 lbs of body weight so even a doctor prescribing the pills would not be able to get your dosage closer than 30 lbs from your weight- i.e. if you weigh 135lbs the doctor would have to prescibe 15mg which is for 150lbs or 12mg which is for 120lbs because there is not a smaller mg pill to get the dosage more exact than that. same for a person who is 160lbs- again the doctor would either prescribe 15mg for 150lbs or 18mg for 180lbs so being that exact is not neccessary otherwise they would make a 1mg pill. one final opinion of mine, if this is the first time you are taking ivermectin, i think you should be very close to an emergency room just incase you have an allergic reaaction of some sort. if you live within a few minutes drive from a hospital well then just make sure you have someone on hand to call 911 or drive you there if need be and if you are a loner like me or if you live way out there in the country and are kinda far from a hospital, it cant hurt to drive to the parking lot near the emergency room entrance and take your first dose sitting in the car nice and close to that door. better than dying of a severe allergic reaction while your loved one is trying to get you to the hospital on time. they would never suggest you do this if they prescribed it to you they would just give you the perscription and send you home to use it, but at least this way they cant say how dumb you were to try taking some medicine that is meant for cattle or horses if you do it 200 ft from an emergency room entrance door. hope you all get cured of scabies as fast as i did the 2nd and 3rd times i had it after i discovered that ivermectin was the easiest and fastest way to cure myself.
andreaamericangi rl

Central Islip, NY

#4 Oct 18, 2011
i forgot to put in there that the dosage is the same for cattle and for horses and for humans- 200mcg/kg of body weight. which is why i say that you can use the measurement for 250lbs of horse to dose yourself- its the same amount of medicine per pound for horses as it is for people. dont be intimidated and use a bunch of other stuff that doesnt work because you are afraid its too hard to go to a feed store and buy ivermectin and syringes or order them from a feed store online. i did that the first time i got scabies and wasted so much money and time cleaning and laundering obsessively. it took me 7 months to finally get cured the first time and when i got it again 2 years later i was really upset. but then i got the ivermectin, used it and i was cured, now i dont fear getting scabies again at all, i know all i need to do is dose myelf with ivermectin once a week for 3 weeks and i have plenty left because the bottle i got for $30 has enough in there to dose 5500lbs- which is enough to dose me 39 times! so i can get it 13 times and ill still have enough to cure myself each time!
andreaamericangi rl

Central Islip, NY

#5 Oct 18, 2011
oh and the second and third times i got it i knew what i had right away because i was familiar with the symptoms so i was able to take the ivermectin within 3 weeks the second time and within days the third time. i didnt even have to see a doctor the third time, i knew. and please dont think i re-infested myself because i was cured for 2 years between the first and second times and i was cured for 9 months between the second and third times. each time it gets easier and shorter and the third time i wasnt even itchy, i just noticed i had about 5 red bumps that came up and itched after a really hot shower so i quickly dosed with ivermectin and i didnt really have any itching at all except that one time in the shower and then in the shower a few times for like 2weeks after that. i get it from my contact with the homeless and i will probably get it again but now i know that its no big deal, just dose properly with ivermectin and throw everything that can be thrown in the drier on hot for 20 min. i dont even spray with pesticides, clean with borax, nothing beyond normal cleaning, because i realized by looking at how the same mite sarcoptes scabiei is treated in livestock, they dont clean the pasture with bleach, they dont bleach the barn or the stalls that the horses are in, they dont put the saddle in the drier, they just dose the horse or cows with ivermectin properly and the host cant support the mites, they die off. its that simple. the two main reason people get re-infested is because they are using things like permethrin and arm and hammer detergent that dont work to kill all the mies, just most or some. also there are asymptomatic carriers who are crawling with scabies and never develop symptoms which means they are never itchy, they never get bumps or pustules or anything but they are conagious! im sorry that ivermectin is not being used by doctors to treat scabies or head lice because it would make things so much easier on everyone- esp school childern who are missing school. there is plenty of info out there about permethrin resistant lice and permethrin resistant scabies i dont know for the life of me why the doctors havent got this yet- as far as ivermectin being perscribed for either condition- it has to do with the FDA approving it for use for those conditions- if you walk into a doctors office infested with the parasite that causes river blindness which many third world children adopted by parents from the U.S. are- then the doctor sends you home with ivermectin to give to your little new son or daughter but if you come in 3 months later with the same child and he or she had contracted lice or scabies at daycare, you can forget about getting ivermectin from the same doctor for the same child. its madness, but maybe will change soon. in the meantime, there is ivermectin available at the feed and farm stores.

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Scabed

Cumming, GA

#6 Oct 18, 2011
My husband and I thought about going this route but my 19 month old son is only 28 lbs and my 3 year old daughter is only 35 lbs. Their pediatrician said there are no studies on the safety of this treatment for children their age/weight.

Has anyone here used iver to treat young children?
Me Too

Murrieta, CA

#7 Oct 18, 2011
Scabed wrote:
My husband and I thought about going this route but my 19 month old son is only 28 lbs and my 3 year old daughter is only 35 lbs. Their pediatrician said there are no studies on the safety of this treatment for children their age/weight.
Has anyone here used iver to treat young children?
Here is a study done on children:
. To study the efficacy of ivermectin for scabies, which is very common in Colombia, a trial with this drug that could be easily administered, with fast application and high efficacy, was undertaken. For this purpose, six complete families with active scabies, consisting of 12 adults and 20 children ranging in age from 1 to 10 years, were treated with 1% ivermectin in a solution of propylene glycol applied topically to the affected skin. The dose employed was 400 microg/kg, repeated once the following week. All patients were cured, tolerated the medication well, and there were no side effects or signs of recurrence 2, 4, or 6 weeks after therapy. In addition to its efficacy, easy administration, and lack of side effects, ivermectin is a low-cost medication.
Scabed

Cumming, GA

#8 Oct 18, 2011
Thanks. I'm going to look into it.
Me Too wrote:
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Here is a study done on children:
. To study the efficacy of ivermectin for scabies, which is very common in Colombia, a trial with this drug that could be easily administered, with fast application and high efficacy, was undertaken. For this purpose, six complete families with active scabies, consisting of 12 adults and 20 children ranging in age from 1 to 10 years, were treated with 1% ivermectin in a solution of propylene glycol applied topically to the affected skin. The dose employed was 400 microg/kg, repeated once the following week. All patients were cured, tolerated the medication well, and there were no side effects or signs of recurrence 2, 4, or 6 weeks after therapy. In addition to its efficacy, easy administration, and lack of side effects, ivermectin is a low-cost medication.

Since: Mar 08

Stuart, FL

#9 Oct 18, 2011
andreaamericangirl wrote:
oh and the second and third times i got it i knew what i had right away because i was familiar with the symptoms so i was able to take the ivermectin within 3 weeks the second time and within days the third time. i didnt even have to see a doctor the third time, i knew. and please dont think i re-infested myself because i was cured for 2 years between the first and second times and i was cured for 9 months between the second and third times. each time it gets easier and shorter and the third time i wasnt even itchy, i just noticed i had about 5 red bumps that came up and itched after a really hot shower so i quickly dosed with ivermectin and i didnt really have any itching at all except that one time in the shower and then in the shower a few times for like 2weeks after that. i get it from my contact with the homeless and i will probably get it again but now i know that its no big deal, just dose properly with ivermectin and throw everything that can be thrown in the drier on hot for 20 min. i dont even spray with pesticides, clean with borax, nothing beyond normal cleaning, because i realized by looking at how the same mite sarcoptes scabiei is treated in livestock, they dont clean the pasture with bleach, they dont bleach the barn or the stalls that the horses are in, they dont put the saddle in the drier, they just dose the horse or cows with ivermectin properly and the host cant support the mites, they die off. its that simple. the two main reason people get re-infested is because they are using things like permethrin and arm and hammer detergent that dont work to kill all the mies, just most or some. also there are asymptomatic carriers who are crawling with scabies and never develop symptoms which means they are never itchy, they never get bumps or pustules or anything but they are conagious! im sorry that ivermectin is not being used by doctors to treat scabies or head lice because it would make things so much easier on everyone- esp school childern who are missing school. there is plenty of info out there about permethrin resistant lice and permethrin resistant scabies i dont know for the life of me why the doctors havent got this yet- as far as ivermectin being perscribed for either condition- it has to do with the FDA approving it for use for those conditions- if you walk into a doctors office infested with the parasite that causes river blindness which many third world children adopted by parents from the U.S. are- then the doctor sends you home with ivermectin to give to your little new son or daughter but if you come in 3 months later with the same child and he or she had contracted lice or scabies at daycare, you can forget about getting ivermectin from the same doctor for the same child. its madness, but maybe will change soon. in the meantime, there is ivermectin available at the feed and farm stores.
I have noticed the CDC 3 yrs ago refused to even recognize scabies as a problem within our population. Now they do have info on their site and guidelines for controling the spread of an infestion among populated institutions. They have taken notice since the popluation has complained enuff for them to finally move forward on the subject since global movements of population has brought more & more cases to light.
paranoid

United States

#10 Oct 18, 2011
I really think people who are misdiagnosed need to write letters to the cdc and board of dermatology. The level of ignorance physicians have about this condition is an embarrassment to the profession
mr smith

Canastota, NY

#11 Oct 19, 2011
THANK YOU ANDREA!i used the ivermectin 1%(unimectrin) 6 years ago when I got desperate, it was the only thing that worked then. I was better and put the leftover in the refrigerator..in 2005.

Got it back 6 months ago. Dr.s didnt believe we had it, would reluctantly give us too little permethrin, 2 tubes to treat 2 adults and a child. we were never able to put on enough, and re do in a week...always seemed skimpy.
Have been doing everything, permethrin, kerosene, borax, bleach, spraying the house, car, chairs, burning bedding, dry cleaning, hot, hot boiling water in laundry...nothing has been working...permethrin again 3 days ago, tonight was crawling and had new scars all over me...I had been looking at the bottle, but forgot how much to take, found andrea's post here, read it, got out the bottle and took it. I feel better already, seriously half the crawling feeling has stopped.

Andrea, thank you for putting that up. I almost didnt say anything, but thought somebody might benefit from hearing this. People, if you do something like this and it WORKS, please write it down, help out the rest of us. I hope this helps someone. Thank you again Andrea!!! I was literlly going out of my mind tonight, I couldn't take it anymore, I was going to just wing it and take a teaspoon.

You say don't take if have liver disease, what is someone who DOES have liver disease supposed to do then?
Ms itch

United States

#12 Dec 9, 2011
Would like to know mix ration for using ivermectin with propylene glycol as a topical. In previous post he said 400mcg, but that doesn't tell me exact mix. Could you please tell me mix found delution of topical for mice. 1 part iver-on sold by Jeffers live stock plus five parts water. You are to spray mouse 1x per week for six weeks. They bite and they die. Question is will this work for humans, is it the same application ratio for above iver glycol mix?
GwS111222

Victorville, CA

#13 Dec 15, 2011
Best post I've seen on here... no horror stories, just practical advice, and very low 'labor' to cure a common ailment that people just don't like to talk about.
Mary

Ashburn, VA

#14 Dec 21, 2011
I can recommend a reputable pharmacy (Ivermectin)- http://www.drugs-store-online.com/catalog/Ant... I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great.
FRED

Denver, CO

#15 Dec 22, 2011
99% of the online pharmacies products are sent from India, and if you buy from them you'll get spam in your email forever , they'll never take you off their list. There is no telling what you'll get either, usually it's sub standard or even fake and it takes 3-4 weeks to get to the U.S. . The best way to get Ivermectin into your system is to buy the Eqvalan horse paste made by merial, the best brand but a lot of other brands are good too, it's the exact same molecule as the ingredient in the stromectol. There is 118mg of Ivermectin in each tube and it costs about $6 , it's available from a lot of online sources and you can have it in your mailbox in a few days. If you see a post like the one above it's someone from one of those online pharmacies. The dosing is easy because the horse paste comes in a graduated syringe that has marks for body weight and it's the same as dosing for people. It's also easy to figure a 2x or 3x dose. I just squirt it on a Triscuit.
itchy girl

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Dec 25, 2011
I have had scabies for 6 months now. I had to diagnose it myself, my doc was clueless! No one else in the family have gotten it from me. It took a long time for them to breed on me cause I use glycolic on my skin daily all over in a body cream. As a result when they finally transferred to my hands and I knew what they were I had them everywhere (my kids got them from camp one summer). The whole family treated with perm 2 times. I was covered with hives from the huge die off. 3 weeks later more sores, after research here I went back to doctor and made her give me iver and more perm. She would only give me 2 doses a week apart. Once again I had huge die off that resulted in me looking like I had hives everywhere. 5 weeks later I had new spots show up. The derm convinced me there was no way I could still have scabies. BS!! I thankfully had more perm tubes left (or so i thought at the time). I treated every 4 days, when the eggs would hatch out I would get the pin pricking on my skin. Still didn't work, obviously the ones I have are resistant. I called the derm and begged for a iver scrip for four doses each a week apart. The woman is clueless. I gave up on her and went to the feed store. I have now taken the iver 4 more times. The first 2 times the die off was unbelievable. It is like they bury themselves deeper in my skin because of all the acid and retin A that I use. I did a follow up visit to the clueless derm to which she looked at my crusted bleeding ring fingers and claimed there was no way that I could still have them. She gave me a scrip for eurax. Lots of fun with that one, you cant bath for 3 days but I will say that the eurax is more soothing. I am a hairstylist! my hands are in water all the time. NO WONDER I COULDN'T GET RID OF THEM ON MY HANDS!! YOU HAVE TO LET ALL THESE DRUGS SIT ON YOUR SKIN FOR THEM TO WORK THE BEST. I put on the eurax friday and took a dose of iver. 3 new spots still after all that prior treatment. Second dose of eurax on saturday (got to change my clothing too yea) woke up sunday (christmas) to 2 new spots, does it ever end. Took iver again tonight. I find that NOT bathing is working better than me bathing constantly. My skin is healing the new spots that have come up int he last week have healed really quickly too. The product can sit on my skin and continue to kill. I am not bathing until thursday, it is sooo gross. I will take a last dose of iver on tuesday night to make sure they are gone. I have turned my hot water heater way up and I am washing my clothing separate from family as well as keeping my hands gloved so I don't spread it to anyone. Someone needs to really inform the derms out there that perm cream is for the birds if you have been infested for over 2 months. There is just too many of them. Iver is the way to go! My itching is down to nothing and I am sure this is going to get rid of them. My sis reminded me last week that vit C works as a antihistamine if taken in large doses. I started taking 3000 to 5000mg a day since then and believe it or not it works.(C is water soluble so you can never overdose, you will use only what you need.)

I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy! Thank you to all the posters that gave me the helpful advise to get rid of this.
Dr sal

Colton, CA

#17 Jan 14, 2012
Licensed Naturopathic Physicians treat scabies safely with a tbs eucalyptus oil mixed in A hlaf cup of Vaseline, apply all over twice a day.
FRED

Denver, CO

#18 Jan 14, 2012
Hi Dr Sal;
Do you think Eucalyptus oil would work for someone who has a persistent sarcoptic scabiei canis infection? someone who has tried 10% permethrin topically with piperonyl butoxide for 3 weeks,K9 advantix 2 for 20 pippets over 8 days, Ivermectin in over the top doses for extended periods of time, soaking in enzymes. tea tree and clove oils dispersed by blue dawn. Used Albendazole.Used benzyl benzoate@ 25%. Turmeric and neem. Neem in every way possible except a neem enema.
Triphala, black walnut, 30 cloves of raw garlic a day for 3 weeks.........you get the picture.
This Eucalyptus oil sounds pretty good.
jennifer

Peachtree City, GA

#19 Feb 25, 2012
I agree that ivermectin is the way to go . The equine paste can be purchased at Tractor supply or at amazon . It is cheap and safe and same as the overpriced drug . I also agree it may take a dose a week for three or four weeks .
Doctors are largely clueless about how tenacious this organism is .
I like the Durvet apple flavor and it is easy to dose . Just use the marks on syringe same as horse weight . It has a good margin of safety even if you dose it a bit high .
FRED

Denver, CO

#20 Mar 2, 2012
jennifer wrote:
I agree that ivermectin is the way to go . The equine paste can be purchased at Tractor supply or at amazon . It is cheap and safe and same as the overpriced drug . I also agree it may take a dose a week for three or four weeks .
Doctors are largely clueless about how tenacious this organism is .
I like the Durvet apple flavor and it is easy to dose . Just use the marks on syringe same as horse weight . It has a good margin of safety even if you dose it a bit high .
I've eaten a lot of horse paste but it didn't work so i'm tryimg it topically. From reading these posts and what i've done in the past i believe it's pretty hard to OD topically.
i rubbed 2-1/2 syringes(1250 lb horse each) of durvet horse paste on myself yesterday and 2-1/2 tubes today, no ill feelings whatsoever. Hope this works..........

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