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Ivermectin (Stromectol) for Humans

Ivermectin is a medication used to treat many types of parasite infestations. In humans, this includes head lice, scabies, river blindness (onchocerciasis), strongyloidiasis, trichuriasis, ascariasis, lymphatic filariasis and etc.

In our publications, we will try to convey to you whether taking Ivermectin has an effect on Mental Health and Aging.

Mental Health and Aging

The Mental Health and Aging Web site will assist older adults, their families and caregivers in obtaining mental health services specific to the needs of older adults. We also provide information on how to advocate to get your needs met.


NewHow long does ivermectin take to work for scabies?
10 March 2024: Ivermectin starts to combat scabies shortly after ingestion, with initial improvement observable within a few days. Optimal results, including significant relief from itching and decrease in rash, generally occur within 2 to 4 weeks. It's important to adhere to the prescribed treatment plan and maintain good skin care practices. In some cases, a second dose may be required to ensure complete eradication of the mites.

NewCan I Get Ivermectin Over the Counter (OTC)?
07 December 2023: The accessibility of Ivermectin for human use over the counter (OTC) has become a topic of considerable discussion and scrutiny. While Ivermectin is well-established as an effective antiparasitic medication for animals, its use in humans requires a prescription in many countries. This prescription-only status is due to the need for proper medical supervision, ensuring correct dosages and addressing potential contraindications. Amidst the ongoing global health challenges, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, some individuals have sought Ivermectin as a potential preventive or treatment measure.

NewExploring the Relationship Between Ivermectin and Patient Age
30 August 2023: Ivermectin, a medication with a well-established track record for treating parasitic infections in humans and animals, has garnered significant attention in recent times due to its potential role in managing various health conditions, including viral infections like COVID-19. One intriguing aspect of this medication is its potential effectiveness in patients of different age groups. This article delves into the relationship between Ivermectin and patient age, examining its implications and exploring the available evidence.

NewMental Health and Ivermectin (Stromectol)
23 April 2023: Mental health and Ivermectin are two separate topics with limited overlap. Mental health refers to the overall well-being of an individual's emotional, psychological, and social state, while Ivermectin is an FDA-approved medication used to treat parasitic infections in humans and animals. While there are some anecdotal reports and ongoing studies exploring the potential use of Ivermectin in treating certain mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, there is currently no conclusive evidence to support its effectiveness in treating these disorders. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional for any mental health concerns and to follow FDA guidelines for the use of Ivermectin for parasitic infections.

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NewThe Updated Philadelphia Mental Health and Aging Resource Guide .pdf version!

The Philadelphia Mental Health and Aging Resource Guide online version!

The Resource Guide was developed to help older adults and their families and friends to understand how to keep mentally fit and to learn where they can get help for mental health problems. It provides information about resources for older persons who may need advice, counseling, support, advocacy or other help in Philadelphia.

New Directions in Geriatric Behavioral Health: Serving Older Persons of Different Cultures resources from October 6, 2004 conference.

Our Mental Health and Aging Web site will help you: