Use Of 1% Ivermectin Solution For Horses Etc Instead Of Soolantra

ralft Says:

Why wouldn't this work? 1% Ivermectin solution is commonly available from feed stores.

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David Says:

Hi ralft,

From what I could gather, Soolantra is just another brand name for Ivermectin, but is reported to come in the form of a topical cream as opposed to the generic liquid solution you're describing.

What purpose are you using it for though? The MayoClinic lists Ivermectin as being used for treating worm infections, diarrhea, and onchocerciasis (also known as river blindness). However, some other sites go on to note that the topical form may be used for rosacea as well.

So being that there are two forms of Ivermectin, my guess is that a vet would probably be your best bet for determining which form of Ivermectin is better suited for the horse, including the type of condition, dosing, and other specific details.

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ralft Says:

Thanks for the reply. I should have made my original posting clearer. I am interested in finding out if the livestock version of Ivermectin could be used in place of the very expensive drug Soolantra which was just approved by the FDA to treat Rosacea.

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David Says:

Personally, I'd only feel comfortable interchanging between the two if I were able to get advice directly from a vet. But theoretically speaking, they are the same drug and therefore should work in the same way. So in my opinion the only other thing you might want to take into consideration is if the dosage as well as the method of administration in the livestock version are any different from that of the pharmaceutical version?

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crispi Says:

My skin doctor just prescribed a compounded version of ivermectin for rosacea.
I will be getting it filled as soon as my samples of soolantra run out.

It will cost about $50, as opposed to 300-400$ for brand, that I can't afford.

Worth a try.

I will also be trying silvadene as well.
I've pretty much had clear skin most of my life and did not expect to be cursed with rosacea now.

I say, if you don't try it, how will you know?

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ATL GA Says:

Re: ralft (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Have you tried this yet? Just bought Duramectin paste (1.87%), planning on cutting it with Cetophil to get down to 1% Ivermectin. About $10 an ounce instead of $600. This is a version for horses which is for oral use. (I think it is apple flavored - which may be a drawback!!)

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