The Facts About Ivermectin

The Gaspar’s Best Guide to Ivermectin

Ivermectin is an antiparasitic medication. Parasitic infestations in humans include head lice, scabies, river blindness (onchocerciasis), strongyloidiasis, trichuriasis, ascariasis, and lymphatic filariasis. In veterinary medicine, the medication is used to prevent and treat heartworm and acariasis, among other indications.

Ivermectin works through many mechanisms of action that result in the death of the targeted parasites; it can be taken by mouth or applied to the skin for external infestations. The drug belongs to the avermectin family of medications.

What Conditions Does Ivermectin Treat?

In people, the FDA has approved prescription ivermectin tablets to treat two infections caused by parasitic worms:

Doctors can also prescribe a type of ivermectin that you put on your skin (called a topical medication) to treat head lice and skin conditions like rosacea and scabies.

As it relates to Covid-19, the FLCCC (Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance) has great information about Ivermectin and Covid-19.


With a physician’s order, our experts at HB Pharmacy can create customized ivermectin compounds to meet your unique needs.

Unfortunately because of high demand lately, there have been shortages & order limits on ivermectin tablets available through commercial drug wholesalers. Therefore, HB Pharmacy is not always able to fill full large quantities at once. However, as a compounding pharmacy, we are able to compound Ivermectin from scratch in our USP 800 compliant clean room with a prescription from a licensed physician. We use human-grade (thus contains no antioxidants or chelating agents) ivermectin powder to compound all of our ivermectin capsules.

Specifically as it relates to Covid-19, visit the FLCCC website for great information about Ivermectin. In fact, our pharmacy is listed on the FLCCC website under pharmacies that can compound human-grade Ivermectin.

If we get a prescription before 1pm M-F, we generally try to have the medication shipped to you on the same day. Though we are based in New Jersey, we offer expedited shipping options for patients all around the United States.

Please call for pricing and additional details.

To learn more about compounding medication, schedule a free consultation with one of our expert pharmacists! At HB Pharmacy, we’re dedicated to helping you along your journey to better health. Our staff is dedicated to creating relationships with our customers that enable them to experience better health outcomes. We make it easy to order supplements – like our quarantine support kit – from our online shop. Alternatively, visit our location in North Arlington, NJ, call  1-201-997-2010 to speak with a compounding pharmacist today!


For individualized guidance from an expert pharmacist and a 10% discount on your next order, schedule a free consultation now! For more health tips, check out the rest of our glossary. In the meantime, the Gaspar’s Best family wishes you and your family happiness and health.