‘Ivermectin is not authorized or approved by FDA for prevention or treatment of COVID-19,’ says CDC

Prescriptions for Ivermectin, a deworming drug that has become popular as a Covid treatment despite no evidence it works, increased 24 times from pre-pandemic levels in August, による 疾病管理予防センター.

Ivermectin has been touted by some as a cure for COVID-19. It was originally created an antiparasitic treatment for horses but has been given approval for human use in certain instances.

より多い 88,000 prescriptions were administered by pharmacists in the week ending 13 8月, による報告によると CDC, a massive spike from pre-pandemic levels. The CDC also said there is no conclusive evidence that the drug is a suitable or effective treatment for Covid-19.

“Ivermectin is not authorized or approved by FDA for prevention or treatment of COVID-19,” the CDC report says.

A number of Republican politicians, such as Senator Rand Paul, has pushed for further investigation into its effectiveness.

“The hatred for Trump deranged these people so much, that they’re unwilling to objectively study it,” Mr Paul said at a town hall last week in Kentucky, による the Cincinnati Enquirer. 「それで、私のような誰かがその真ん中にいます, 彼らはイベルメクチンを研究しないので私はあなたに言うことができません. 彼らはドナルド・トランプに対する憎しみの汚れなしにヒドロキシクロロキンを研究することはありません。」

The former president notably promoted hydroxychloroquine, a drug used on malaria patients, as a Covid treatment. 再び, the drug has not been widely recommended as a Covid treatment.

The French health minister Olivier Véran said it should only be used to treat covid after “serious forms of hospitalization and on the collegial decision of doctors and under strict medical supervision”.

Along with the CDC, the Food and Drug Administration has published information warning about the problems related to incorrectly using Ivermectin.

According a ステートメント, the drug is “approved by the FDA to treat people with intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis, two conditions caused by parasitic worms”.

Potential adverse reactions include seizures, comas and hallucinations.