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Ivermectin Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 1%; 0.5%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acne Rosacea

1% Cream: Apply topically to the affected area(s) of the face once a day

Comments:
-A pea-size amount should be used for each area of the face (forehead, chin, nose, each cheek) that is affected.
-To be spread as a thin layer, avoiding the eyes and lips.

Use: For the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea

Usual Adult Dose for Lice

0.5% Lotion: Apply topically to dry hair an amount sufficient (up to 1 tube) to thoroughly coat hair and scalp; leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with water

Comments: It is recommended to wait 24 hours after use before applying shampoo to hair and scalp.

Use: For the topical treatment of head lice infestations to be used in conjunction with an overall lice management program

Usual Pediatric Dose for Lice

6 months or older:
-Lotion (0.5%): Apply topically to dry hair an amount sufficient (up to 1 tube) to thoroughly coat hair and scalp; leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with water

Comments: It is recommended to wait 24 hours after use before applying shampoo to hair and scalp.

Use: For the topical treatment of head lice infestations to be used in conjunction with an overall lice management program

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

0.5% Lotion: Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 6 months.

1% Cream: Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration Advice:
-Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
Lotion:
-For single use only; discard any unused lotion.
-Avoid contact with the eyes.
-Use in conjunction with an overall lice management program: Wash (in hot water) or dry-clean all recently worn clothing, hats, used bedding and towels; wash personal care items such as combs, brushes, and hair clips in hot water; use a fine-tooth comb or special nit comb to remove dead lice and nits.

Storage requirements:
-Lotion: Store at room temperature; do not freeze.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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