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Is ivermectin ( stromectol ) for scabies?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Can be

First line therapy for scabies is a topical scabicide.
Ivermectin (stromectol) is an oral anti-parasitic agent which has been used to treat scabies but is not fda-approved for this use and is considered second line therapy in severe cases or in patients who cannot tolerate topical agents.

In brief: Can be

First line therapy for scabies is a topical scabicide.
Ivermectin (stromectol) is an oral anti-parasitic agent which has been used to treat scabies but is not fda-approved for this use and is considered second line therapy in severe cases or in patients who cannot tolerate topical agents.
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