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How Much Ivermectin Should I Take For Scabies


Oral ivermectin 200 μg/kg (1 to 2 doses) compared to topical permethrin 5% lotion (1 to 5 applications) for treating scabies: Patient or population: people with scabies, 5 to 60 years of age Location: Egypt, Pakistan Intervention: oral ivermectin 200 μg/kg Comparison: topical permethrin 5% lotion: Outcomes: Anticipated absolute effects * (95% CI) Relative effect


  • Since many Ivermectin pills come in 12mg tablets, one of these per day, take with zinc, should suffice. For a 60kg person, 0.2mg per kg of body weight is 12mg per day, and 0.4mg per kg of body weight is 24mg per day. For an 80kg person, 0.2mg per kg of body weight is 16mg per day, and 0.4mg per kg of body weight is 32mg per day.

  • The dose is usually 150 micrograms (mcg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight taken as a single dose. The treatment may be repeated every 3 to 12 months. Each tablet contains 3 milligrams (mg) of ivermectin. Weighing 85 kg or more—150 mcg/kg of body weight taken as a single dose. Weighing 65 to 84 kg—4 tablets taken as a single dose.

  • The dose is usually 150 micrograms (mcg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight taken as a single dose. The treatment may be repeated every 3 to 12 months. Each tablet contains 3 milligrams (mg) of ivermectin. Weighing 85 kg or more—150 mcg/kg of body weight taken as a single dose. Weighing 65 to 84 kg—4 tablets taken as a single dose.

 

How Much Ivermectin Should I Take For Scabies

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