What’s the Deal with Ivermectin?
I’m only going to say this once: Ivermectin is FDA-approved for human use as an anti-parasitic, among other uses — but it is NOT currently FDA-approved for human use in the treatment of Covid-19. According to the NIH, “there are currently insufficient data to recommend ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19.”
Ivermectin has been investigated for its antiviral and antibacterial properties, and these investigations continue. Ivermectin also has a fairly long track record of use in animals, and more recently, in humans. However, it is HIGHLY dosage dependent and must be administered carefully in a medical setting. And veterinary formulations of Ivermectin likely contain additives and fillers not intended for human use.
DO NOT BUY VETERINARY-GRADE IVERMECTIN FOR HUMAN USE.
DO NOT GIVE IVERMECTIN TO YOUR CHILDREN.
According to the CDC, symptoms of Ivermectin toxicity include:
Nausea, vomiting, severe abdominal pain and diarrhea
Headache, blurred vision, ataxia (lack of coordination, balance, and other motor skills), dizziness, visual hallucinations, confusion, and altered mental status
Central nervous system depression, seizures, tachycardia (sustained rapid heartrate), and hypotension (low blood pressure)
In addition, Ivermectin may interact with many other medications, including as benzodiazepines and barbiturates, increasing their sedating effects.
HAN Archive - 00449 | Health Alert Network (HAN)
Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network August 26, 2021, 11:40 AM ET CDCHAN-00449 Summary Ivermectin is a U.S…
Call the poison control center hotline (1–800–222–1222) for medical management advice in the case of ingestion of Ivermectin. But be aware that you may have to wait a while for advice. Why? Because thousands of U.S. citizens are improperly and dangerously dosing themselves with veterinary-grade Ivermectin. Here’s an article that provides more information.