Ivermectin is an anthelmintic (anti-parasite) used to treat infections caused by certain parasites.

Ivermectin is available under the following different brand names: Stromectol.

WHAT ARE DOSAGES OF STROMECTOL?

 

Dosages of Stromectol:

Adult and Pediatric Dosage Forms and Strengths

Tablet

  • 3 g

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Strongyloidiasis of the Intestinal Tract

Under 15 kg: Safety and efficacy not established

  • 15-24 kg: 3 mg orally once
  • 25-35 kg: 6 mg orally once
  • 36-50 kg: 9 mg orally once
  • 51-65 kg: 12 mg orally once
  • 66-79 kg: 15 mg orally once
  • Over 80 kg: 200 mcg/kg orally once

Dosing considerations

  • In general repeat doses are not necessary; perform stool examinations to verify eradication of infection

River Blindness (Onchocerciasis)

Under 15 kg: Safety and efficacy not established

  • 15-25 kg: 3 mg orally; may repeat in 3-12 months
  • 26-44 kg: 6 mg orally; may repeat in 3-12 months
  • 45-64 kg: 9 mg orally; may repeat in 3-12 months
  • 65-84 kg: 12 mg orally; may repeat in 3-12 months
  • 85 kg and greater: 150 mcg/kg orally; may repeat in 3-12 months

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