Ivermectin

What is Ivermectin?

A semisynthetic macrolide antibiotic of the avermectin family of compounds, effective in the treatment of filariasis and many other parasites. The drug destroys Onchocerca microfilaria and Filaria bancrofti. Derived from the soil bacterium, Streptomyces avermitilis. Approved by the FDA for the treatment of scabies by topical administration. Widely used in veterinary medicine in a number of species for control of ectoparasites and endoparasites. Unusual sensitivity (increased toxicity, and sometimes death) in collie-type breeds is well documented.

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I was diagnosed with scabies and the dr gave me ivermectin to take five 3 mg tablets for three days which I did but today (day 4) I am itching...

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Normal to have itching after ivermectin, can take 3-4 weeks to subside

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if I have been diagnosed by a doctor in Iceland with scabies, is a cream or a pill of ivermectin a better choice for treatment? i would prefer the...

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either should work

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In the US both 5% permethrin cream and oral ivermectin are considered first line choices...

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meds for scabies?

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Permethrin lotion, ivermectin tablet & antihistaminic

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Permethrin 5 percent...

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