Many people think that ivermectin is a drug used to treat COVID-19. They are going as far as suing hospitals just so they can use it for their loved ones.
The FDA has approved ivermectin for humans to use for parasites. It is also used in animals and pets to treat them for parasites.
Despite the fact that ivermectin may minimize severe COVID, it has not exhibited any clinical benefit in trials, according to the research.
Since the pandemic, Veterinary use has gone up. Veterinary prescriptions have increased 24 times higher. And in August 2021, there were 4 times more prescriptions than in July 2021.
In Oregon, where it also serves Alaska and Guam, the number of poisoning calls due to ivermectin exposure has risen.
During the month of August, there were 21 calls. 11 of them were men, and half of them said they had used ivermectin to prevent COVID rather than treat it.
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Within two hours of consuming a substantial, single dose, several people experienced adverse effects.
6 people got sick after taking medicine for a few days.
Toxic side effects from COVID medicine were reported in 6% of the patients who used it to prevent COVID. Four people were in ICU and none died.
3 people had confusion, 2 had a weakness, 2 were hypertensive, and 1 experienced seizures.