Herds of Americans turn to Ivermectin to prevent COVID
A large proportion of Americans have reportedly turned to taking a cocktail of drugs, including Ivermectin to prevent COVID-19.
Ivermectin, a drug more widely recognised as treatment for a selection of worms found in horses, is now believed by many to be a game changer in preventing and treating the illness that caused a world-wide pandemic.
The questionable treatment since caught the eye of the Lincoln Project where group members turned their wits and sarcasm into a short video to highlight the potential side effects – which include a few hilarious suggestions.
On a more serious note, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have put a spanner in the works as they have confirmed there has been no official approval or authorisation for use of the drug as a way of preventing, or treating COVID-19.
Not only have the FDA not approved or authorised the drug the organisation, which is responsible for carefully evaluating scientific data on drugs for safety, have issued a warning as multiple reports of patients needing medical treatment, including hospitalisation after self-medication have been received.
Side effects from overdosing on Ivermectin can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, hypotension, allergic reactions, seizures and even death.
Ivermectin has been approved to be used in humans at a carefully administered dosage to treat some parasitic worms, including topicals formulations for head lice and skin conditions. However, the drug is known to cause implications with other medications, which clearly highlights the dangers surrounding self administration.
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