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ElaineA Home Made Ivermectin Cream (Cheaper than Soolantra or Permethrin Creams)

How to blend your own Ivermectin Cream for treating Rosacea and possibly Occular Rosacea (eye lids and face only, do NOT put this stuff in your eyes!)

Soolantra (1% Ivermectin cream) costs your insurance company or uninsured patients about $455 per 45 gram tube.
A competing product, Permethrin cream which contains 5% Permethrin is available for as low as $41.21 for a 60 gram tube(GoodRx price quoted today at Walmart). Permethrin is used to treat scabies and lice and is sometimes prescribed for demodex mites as well.

Soolantra Ingredients:
1. Galderma states that Soolantra is 1% Ivermectin in their Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. Cetaphil is noted for making high quality moisturizers.
- Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream - 20 Oz available from Amazon for $16.69 (- Amazon rating is 4.5 stars) OR a travel size container may be found for about $2-$3 in the drugstore travel section.

2. Ivermectin - available in inexpensive generic prescription form. The Ivermectin drug has been available since 1975 and is off patent.
- Amazon sells the Duramectin Ivermectin Paste 1.87% For Horses, 0.21 oz for $5.37 or a 3-pack for $11.24

I wonder if you could make your own Ivermectin Cream? The horse paste is for horses but is edible at least by horses. If there is nothing irritating in it, it might work OK for humans when applied topically.

Dilution equation from Wikipedia:
C1 * V1 = C2 * V2

To dilute the 1.87% horse paste with the cream down to a 1% solution would then work out to:
0.0187 * 0.21 = 0.01 * V2

V2 = (0.0187/0.01) * 0.21 = 0.3927 oz Total Volume of completed mix. Amount of Moisterizer to Add is 0.3927 - 0.21 = 0.1827 oz. (5.18 grams) of cream per tube of horse paste. That will dilute it to the same 1% solution in Soolantra.

One tube of Duramectin paste mixed with a good moisturizing cream would yield about 11.13 grams of ivermectin cream.
The full 3 pack of Duramectin + 0.5481 oz of Cetaphil moisturizing cream would yield 1.18 oz or about 33.45 grams of ivermectin cream.

I don't know if this would be useful or not. The Duramectin paste might be irritating in some way to humans. But it would certainly be cheaper with about $20 or less cost vs. $455 per tube of Soolantra.
 

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