“It significantly tells us that ivermectin doesn’t work and is not effective in the prevention of severe infection or severe COVID among those who will be getting this treatment,” Solante told ABS-CBN News. “That’s an indication (that) we don’t need ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.”
Ivermectin Against COVID-19?
The US FDA released their findings last year after receiving multiple reports of patients who required medical attention after using ivermectin. These people self-medicated with ivermectin intended for livestock and some ended up hospitalized.
The same FDA warned that they have not authorized or approved the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 in humans or animals. To treat infections caused by parasitic worms, head lice, and skin conditions, ivermectin was approved for human use.
The Philippines FDA granted Compassionate Special Permits (CSP) to several hospitals to use ivermectin in treating COVID-19 patients. PSMID Philippine COVID-19 Living Clinical Practice Guidelines previously discouraged using ivermectin for that purpose. The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) clarified that only registered oral and intravenous ivermectin products are for animal medication.
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