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ivermectin topical (Rx)Brand and Other Names:Sklice, Soolantra

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical lotion

  • 0.5% (Sklice)

topical cream

  • 1% (Soolantra)
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Lice

Pediculicide indicated for topical treatment of head lice infestation

Sklice: Apply 0.5% lotion to dry hair in amount sufficient (up to one 4-oz tube) to thoroughly coat the hair and scalp; leave lotion on hair for 10 minutes, and then rinse with water

For single use only, do not retreat

Administration instructions for lice

  • For topical use only
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Use lotion in context of an overall lice management program including hot-water washing or dry-cleaning of all recently worn clothing and linens
  • Wash personal care items (eg, combs, brushes, hair clips)
  • A fine tooth comb or nit comb may be used to remove dead lice and nits

Rosacea

Indicated for inflammatory lesions caused by rosacea

Soolantra: Apply small amount of 1% cream to affected area(s) qDay

Use a pea-size amount for each area of the face (forehead, chin, nose, each cheek) that is affected

Spread as a thin layer, avoiding the eyes and lips

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical lotion

  • 0.5% (Sklice)
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Lice

Pediculicide indicated for topical treatment of head lice infestation

<6 months: Safety and efficacy not established

Sklice (≥6 months): Apply 0.5% lotion to dry hair in amount sufficient (up to one 4-oz tube) to thoroughly coat the hair and scalp; leave lotion on hair for 10 minutes, and then rinse with water

For single use only, do not retreat

Administration instructions for lice

  • For topical use only
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Use lotion in context of an overall lice management program including hot-water washing or dry-cleaning of all recently worn clothing and linens
  • Wash personal care items (eg, combs, brushes, hair clips)
  • A fine tooth comb or nit comb may be used to remove dead lice and nits
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Adverse Effects

<1%

Conjunctivitis

Ocular hyperemia

Eye irritation

Dandruff

Dry skin

Skin burning sensation

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Warnings

Contraindications

None

Cautions

To prevent ingestion, administer to children only with direct adult supervision

Not for oral, ophthalmic or intravaginal use

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C; no comparisons of animal exposure with human exposure are available with topical ivermectin because of low systemic absorption

Lactation: Following oral administration, ivermectin is excreted in human milk in low concentrations; excretion following topical administration has not been evaluated

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Pediculicide derived from fermentation of a soil dwelling actinomycete, Streptomyces avermitilis

Causes parasite death by selective, high-affinity binding to glutamate-gated chloride channels located in invertebrate nerve and muscle cells; this results in increased cell membrane permeability to chloride ions with hyperpolarization of the nerve or muscle cells, and ultimately parasite paralysis and death

The mechanism by which ivermectin topical treats rosacea lesions is unknown

Absorption

Plasma levels following topical administration are much lower than those observed following PO administration

Peak Plasma Concentration: 0.24 ng/mL (topical); 30.6-46.6 ng/mL (PO)

AUC: 6.7 hr•ng/mL

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