Compounded Ivermectin (Stromectol) for Humans & Animals
Ivermectin is anti-parasitic agent used to treat a variety of different aliments in many species. Ivermectin is used to treat many different parasites and is also used in heartworm prevention medications for animals. This medication is toxic to certain species. It should not be used in turtles, skinks, and some birds. It should also be used with caution in certain dog breeds that could have a genetic mutation. This mutation is commonly found in “white feet” breeds, including, collies, Australian Sheppard, shelties, and long-haired whippets. It should also not be used in animals that are used for food. In humans, in addition to parasite treatment, Ivermectin may be used in COVID-19 treatment and prevention protocols. Ivermectin does require a prescription from your veterinarian or doctor in order to be dispense. You and your veterinarian/physician should discuss if this is the best treatment option.
Ivermectin is taken orally and can be compounded into the desired strength and flavor that best suits you or your pet. We compound this medication into capsules. This medication can be given on an empty stomach or with food. It is important that the dosing of this medication is given as the physician or vet prescribed. It is important not to miss any doses of this medication or it may not be effective. If you miss a dose do not double up on the medication. Wait until the next dose is due and follow the normal dosing schedule as directed.
Common side effects of Ivermectin include skin rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of energy/appetite. If you experience confusion or severe sleepiness, please call your physician immediately as these symptoms may indicate a serious reaction. Overdoses of this medication can be serious. If you suspect an overdose, contact your veterinarian or poison control.