Boston Doctors Warn Against Use of Ivermectin as COVID-19 Treatment

There has been a growing interest of late in a drug called ivermectin for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 in humans. At least two dozen lawsuits have been filed around the U.S., many in recent weeks, by people seeking to force hospitals to give their COVID-stricken loved ones the drug for parasites that has been promoted by conservative commentators as a treatment despite a lack of conclusive evidence that it helps people with the virus.
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Toxic Effects from Ivermectin Use Associated with Prevention and Treatment of Covid-19

Ivermectin is approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an oral treatment for intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis and as a topical treatment for pediculosis and rosacea. It is also used as a treatment for parasites in pets and livestock. Ivermectin may decrease severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) replication in vitro,1,2 but randomized, controlled trials have shown no clinical benefit in the prevention or treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).3 Veterinary use of ivermectin has increased, and the number of prescriptions for use by humans in the United States is 24 times as high as the number before the pandemic. Moreover, the number of such prescriptions in August 2021 was 4 times as high as the number in July 2021.3,4.
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Injecting Some Respect Into the Ivermectin Debate [Opinion]

I had a headache the other day, so I took some cow pain reliever to make it go away. Actually, it was just aspirin that was in the medicine cabinet, and not the aspirin boluses that are kept in the barn. Still, the two medications are the same thing, except...

If You Take Ivermectin For COVID, Here’s What Happens To Your Body

You’ve probably heard of ivermectin, a drug best known for getting rid of parasites in animals and humans. Like other pandemic-related topics, this once-obscure drug has catapulted into the global discussion because…well, people are desperate for treatments that work against COVID. While some research in 2020 suggested ivermectin might be...

Ivermectin Still Doesn’t Work For Covid-19

Who knew that Tucker Carlson was a fan of science from Iran, Iraq, and Egypt? It turns out that much of the evidence supporting Tucker’s favorite Covid-19 treatment relies on deeply flawed studies from those countries. But let me back up for a minute first. I wasn’t planning to write...

The Ivermectin Train Cannot Stop

It started with a laboratory study on African green monkey kidney cells. While the dose used was much higher than what doctors would prescribe, the results were promising. Ivermectin could stop the new coronavirus from making copies of itself. This drug, ivermectin, has acquired political overtones in some circles. It...

Woman says controversial COVID-19 treatment Ivermectin saved her life

MEMPHIS, TENN. — Ivermectin is probably not a medicine you heard of until the last couple of months, but the drug used to treat parasites in animals and humans is at the center of controversy as Americans go to desperate measures to beat COVID-19. To be clear, the CDC, FDA and the American Medical Association warn not to use Ivermectin in any form to treat COVID. But, could it work?

Ivermectin is a Nobel Prize-winning wonder drug – but not for COVID-19

Ivermectin is an over 30-year-old wonder drug that treats life- and sight-threatening parasitic infections. Its lasting influence on global health has been so profound that two of the key researchers in its discovery and development won the Nobel Prize in 2015. I’ve been an infectious disease pharmacist for over 25 years. I’ve also managed patients who delayed proper treatment for their severe COVID-19 infections because they thought ivermectin could cure them. Although ivermectin has been a game-changer for people with certain infectious diseases, it isn’t going to save patients from COVID-19 infection. In fact, it could cost them their lives. Let me tell...
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In Re-Analysis, Ivermectin Benefits Disappeared as Trial Quality Increased

Some authors of a widely reported meta-analysis of ivermectin studies that was flagged for including potentially fraudulent research have just posted a re-analysis on a preprint server -- and ivermectin's seemingly beneficial effects disappeared as trial quality went up. For the re-analysis, Andrew Hill, PhD, of the University of Liverpool...