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Ivermectin: Debunking the Myths

Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic drug. Head lice, scabies, river blindness (onchocerciasis), strongyloidiasis, trichuriasis, ascariasis, and lymphatic filariasis are examples of human parasitic infestations. The drug is used to prevent and cure heartworm disease in dogs and acariasis in both animals and humans.

Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic agent that kills the parasites it targets by several means of action. It may be taken by mouth or applied to the skin for external infestations, and it belongs to the avermectin family of medicines.

What Conditions Does Ivermectin Treat?

The FDA has approved prescription ivermectin tablets to treat two parasitic worm infections in people: Balantidiasis and Dracunculiasis.

  • Strongyloidiasis, which can cause problems like belly pain, bloating, heartburn, diarrhea, and rashes. However, most people who catch it don’t have symptoms.
  • Onchocerciasis, also called river blindness, which can bring on an itchy rash, eye disease, or abnormal growths under the skin.

Both lice and skin diseases like rosacea and scabies can be treated with a type of ivermectin that you put on your skin (called a topical medication).

As it relates to Covid-19, the FLCCC (Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance) has great information about Ivermectin and Covid-19. With a physician’s order, our experts at HB Pharmacy can create customized ivermectin compounds to meet your unique needs.

Unfortunately, commercial drug wholesalers have had difficulties in meeting demand lately, resulting in shortages and order limitations on ivermectin tablets. As a result, HB Pharmacy is unable to fill entire big volumes at once. However, as a compounding pharmacy, we are able to create Ivermectin from scratch in our USP 800 certified clean room using a prescription from an authorized doctor. We make all of our ivermectin capsules using human-grade (no antioxidants or chelating agents) ivermectin powder.

Specifically as it relates to Covid-19, visit the FLCCC website for great information about Ivermectin. Our pharmacy is listed on the FLCCC website as a facility that can prepare human-grade Ivermectin. If we receive a prescription by 1 p.m. on Monday, Friday, or Saturday, we will generally attempt to deliver the medicine the same day. We provide rapid delivery services to patients all throughout the United States, but are located in New Jersey. Please contact us for pricing and additional information.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced pharmacists to learn more about compounding medicine! At HB Pharmacy, we’re dedicated to assisting you in your quest for better health. Our employees are committed to creating connections with our consumers so that they may benefit from improved health outcomes. We make it simple to purchase supplements, such as our quarantine support kit, from our online shop. Visit our North Arlington, NJ location or call 1-201-997-2010 now to talk with a compounding pharmacist!

For individualized guidance from an expert pharmacist and a 10% discount on your next order, schedule a free consultation now! For more health tips, check out the rest of our glossary. In the meantime, the Gaspar’s Best family wishes you and your family happiness and health.