The US Food and Drug Administration urges people to stop using veterinary drugs to treat or prevent COVID-19 after receiving multiple reports of patients admitted to hospital after “self-medication with ivermectin for horses.” , so the federal authority.
“You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, all of you. Stop it, ”the FDA tweeted from its official account on Saturday, along with a consumer update detailing why the drug may be unsafe for humans.
Ivermectin, which is not an antiviral drug, is commonly used to treat or prevent parasites in animals.
Patients who overdose ivermectin can experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure, allergic reactions, dizziness, imbalance, seizures, coma, and even death, according to the FDA.
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