DOH and FDA warn against the use of Ivermectin

The Department of Health has been warning the public against the use of Ivermectin in the past months. The DOH said there is not enough evidence for them to recommend Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.

Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire said, “Meron silang initial result ng kanilang pag-aaral ukol sa ivermectin against COVID-19. Pero ang kanilang sample size is just very small, which is not really enough to conclude and to give us appropriate conclusions na talagang magwo-work ito.”

The Food and Drug Administration has only so far evaluated the efficacy and safety of the tablet labeled for animals.

Its advisory reads, “The FDA advises the public AGAINST the purchase and use of Ivermectin veterinary products against COVID-19. The registered Ivermectin veterinary products are only approved for use the prevention of heartworm disease and treatment of internal and external parasites in certain animal species.”

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