|30 grams is $282.83|
Ivermectin is an awesome drug, but it ain't exactly new. Recall from a previoius post that I have rosacea. I finally got in to see a dermatologist, and she told me about potential treatments.
Turns out one treatment is Ivermectin! I know the drug, so I was a bit shocked when my dermatologist quoted me the price for the Ivermectin-based Soolantra she is recommending. Without insurance, I would need to pay over $250 for 30 grams!
So compare the horse wormer to the high-end-skin-doctor stuff...
- $9.43 per gram of Ivermectin 1% solution for Rosacea treatment ($282 for a 1% 30-gram tube)
- 50 cents/gram for ivermectin 2% for horses (double the strength), or $3 a 2% 6-gram tube
I feel lucky that this is not a drug I must-have, and that I have insurance to off-set costs. Have I tried the tube wormer? Not tellin'.
*Proc Jpn Acad Ser B Phys Biol Sci. 2011 Feb 10; 87(2): 13–28.