Anti-parasite medication

ivermectin

· Ivermectin is an anti-parasite medication.

· Ivermectin is used to treat infections in the body that are caused by certain parasites.

· Ivermectin is currently being investigated as a treatment for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. The trials so far have shown ivermectin reduces the number of cell-associated viral DNA by 99.8 % in 24 hours. Further studies are needed to determine the effectiveness of this medicine in humans with COVID-19.

· Click for further information on using ivermectin to treat COVID-19 and other prevention and investigational treatments.

Ivermectin is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved antiparasitic drug that is a medication used to recover many types of parasitic infections. Includes Head lice, Scabies, River blindness, Diarrhea, and worm infections.

Hmmm,

What's Behind the Ivermectin-for-COVID Buzz? — Maverick physicians spurn randomized trials while "people are dying"

by Kristina Fiore, Director of Enterprise & Investigative Reporting, MedPage Today January 6, 2021

https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/90552

Here’s the reason you’ve been hearing more about ivermectin lately: the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC).

 

The group – led by three physicians with a knack for making headlines – posted its own review and meta-analysis of the global ivermectin literature on its website.

In early December, these doctors held a press conference, and one testified at a Senate hearing on early treatments for COVID-19.

… Too good to be true? Not in the mind of FLCCC co-leader Paul Marik, MD, chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, who co-authored the review and meta-analysis based mainly on studies from outside the U.S…

… Group members, who are mostly critical care physicians, don’t see a need for more data and argue it would be unethical to give placebo to patients given the established safety of ivermectin. But that’s raising more than a few eyebrows among others in the field. …

… Marik is known in the field for developing the HAT protocol for sepsis, which also hasn’t been without controversy. It’s a combination of hydrocortisone, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and thiamine. His group’s 2017 observational study of the protocol, published in CHEST, garnered excitement about the combination.

But that hasn’t been borne out in subsequent trials, including the ADRENAL study (which looked at steroids alone), the CITRIS-ALI study (which looked at vitamin C alone) and the VITAMINS trial, which randomized patients to the full protocol but was open-label. The VICTAS study has completed enrollment but hasn’t yet reported data. …

 

… “We need to do something in the meantime,” Marik said.

Much of the rest of medicine believes that “something” should be a randomized trial. …


 

I’m sorry but, regardless of how effective this drug may be against parasites, I cannot see how it could be effective against viruses. It’s in a whole different class of medicine.

Further studies are needed to determine the effectiveness of this medicine in humans with COVID-19.

OK, test it o labrats before using it on live humans.

That is medication for horses and cows, not humans. Humans who take it are dying. The only ones who should be taking it, if any really are, are those under a doctor’s supervision, which, at this point, is with humans being lab rats. This is not for the general public.