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BRIEF: Ivermectin now allowed for “compassionate use”

It’s gained loads of fans who claim it helps Covid symptoms and now the veterinary medicine, Ivermectin, has been approved for “compassionate” use. That means it can – with strict conditions – be prescribed even though it’s not yet authorised to treat patients. But given that experts have said there really ISN’T enough proof that it actually works for Covid, be VERY careful with this one. It should only be used if your doctor has special permission to do so, and with extreme caution. Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug typically used to treat animals, and some conditions like lice in humans.

This brief was originally published in The Wrap here.

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