“Is Ivermectin safe?

When used for the current indications, at the currently approved doses, Ivermectin is a very safe drug. To date, more than three billion treatments have been distributed in the context of the Mectizan Donation Program alone with an excellent safety profile. Most adverse reactions are mild, transitory and associated with parasite death rather than with the drug itself.

Does ivermectin have anti-viral properties?

Yes. Ivermectin has been proven to inhibit the replication of several RNA viruses such as:

Dengue—Zika—Yellow fever—West Nile—Chikungunya—Venezuelan equine encephalitis—Semliki Forest virus—Sindbis virus—Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus , and recently SARS-CoV-2.

Unfortunately, ‘there is very limited evidence about the safety of ivermectin at higher doses.’ ” Read more: https://www.isglobal.org/en/healthisglobal/-/custom-blog-portlet/questions-and-answers-about-ivermectin-and-covid-19/2877257/0

According to the National Institutes of Health, “it is generally acknowledged that praziquantel is highly effective and safe with no serious adverse reactions.” Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3780935/

In the US, Ivermectin is not available except by prescription and doctors are generally prohibited from or reluctant to write prescriptions for the medicine. Anyone can bypass the system by buying veterinary formulations. The above Ivermectin product is popular among horsemen in Texas and has been used by many Covid-19 patients. The dosages are low compared to the study reported on the Isglobal website, but the presence of praziquantel is a wild card, though it too has been found to be safe. I do not know if there is a veterinary formulation that only consists of Ivermectin.

Note that the FDA’s warnings relate to “Ivermectin *products*” and not Ivermectin itself. Ivermectin itself at prescribed dosages is very safe in humans.

With Fauci having lost credibility and vaccines politicized, it is unfortunate that there are no trustworthy organizations which can provide timely advice on treatment. Physicians argue among themselves and laymen have no way to judge beyond a guess.