Ivermectin Dosage

Generic name: ivermectin (oral)
Brand name: Stromectol
Drug class: Anthelmintics

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 

Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  TAB: 3 mg

Strongyloidiasis

[0.2 mg/kg/dose PO x1]
Info: give on empty stomach

Onchocerciasis

[0.15 mg/kg/dose PO x1]
Info: may repeat in 3-12mo; give on empty stomach

Scabies, non-crusted

[0.2 mg/kg/dose PO q2wk x2 doses]
Info: give w/ food; 1st-line agent

Scabies, crusted

[0.2 mg/kg/dose PO x1 on days 1, 2, 8, 9, 15]
Info: may also give on days 22 and 29 for severe cases; give w/ permethrin topical 5% crm; give w/ food

Pediculosis capitis

[0.2 mg/kg/dose PO q10 days x2 doses]
Info: give w/ food

Pediculosis corporis

[12 mg PO q7 days x3 doses]
Info: give w/ food

Pediculosis pubis

[0.25 mg/kg/dose PO q1-2wk x2 doses]
Info: give w/ food; not 1st-line agent

Renal dosing

[not defined]
renal impairment: not defined
HD/PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

[not defined]

Recommended Peds Dosing

Dosage forms:  TAB: 3 mg

Special Note, COVID-19

[investigational use, efficacy unproven]
Info: not currently authorized or approved by FDA for COVID-19 tx; insufficient data per NIH; search ‘COVID’ for additional resources including guidelines, published study summaries, and clinical trial updates

Strongyloidiasis

[15-24 kg]
Dose: 3 mg PO x1; Info: give on empty stomach
[25-35 kg]
Dose: 6 mg PO x1; Info: give on empty stomach
[36-50 kg]
Dose: 9 mg PO x1; Info: give on empty stomach
[51-65 kg]
Dose: 12 mg PO x1; Info: give on empty stomach
[66-79 kg]
Dose: 15 mg PO x1; Info: give on empty stomach
[>80 kg]
Dose: 0.2 mg/kg/dose PO x1; Info: give on empty stomach

Onchocerciasis

[15-25 kg]
Dose: 3 mg PO x1; Info: may repeat in 3-12mo; give on empty stomach
[26-44 kg]
Dose: 6 mg PO x1; Info: may repeat in 3-12mo; give on empty stomach
[45-64 kg]
Dose: 9 mg PO x1; Info: may repeat in 3-12mo; give on empty stomach
[65-84 kg]
Dose: 12 mg PO x1; Info: may repeat in 3-12mo; give on empty stomach
[>85 kg]
Dose: 0.15 mg/kg/dose PO x1; Info: may repeat in 3-12mo; give on empty stomach

Scabies, non-crusted

[>15 kg]
Dose: 0.2 mg/kg/dose PO q2wk x2 doses; Info: give w/ food; 1st-line agent

Pediculosis pubis

[adolescents]
Dose: 0.25 mg/kg/dose PO q1-2wk x2 doses; Info: give w/ food; not 1st-line agent

Renal dosing

[not defined]
renal impairment: not defined
HD/PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

[not defined]

 

SRC: NLM .