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Subcutaneous Ivermectin injection~
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Subcutaneous Ivermectin injection~

Hi, I was just wanting to make sure it is okay in proper doses to inject Ivermectin 1% into myself as well as my cat subcutaneously. It is sold for primarily cow and swine.
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Hello,

I would defer your question regarding your cat to a veterinarian.

For humans, there is an FDA (US) approved formulation that is oral and I would not recommend subcutaneous administration of the large animal preparation (1% ivermectin).

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607069.html

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This answer provided to you is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this Medhelp.org posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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