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Ivermectin is a Threat to Your Health

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Ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug used to treat heartworm in animals, has received a great deal of attention lately as a potential way to treat COVID-19. Scientists say, however, there are widespread flaws in the data of a preprint study reporting that the medication greatly reduces COVID-19.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning people against taking ivermectin as protection against developing COVID-19, saying it is not an antiviral and could cause serious harm.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) says “there is insufficient evidence for the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.”

The Mississippi Poison Control Center has received an increasing number of calls from individuals with potential ivermectin exposure taken to treat or prevent COVID-19.

Before taking any medications for COVID-19, it is a good idea to first double-check your research and sources. Use the FDA website as a guideline.