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State warns about using Ivermectin


September 2, 2021

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OLYMPIA - The state Department of Health warns against taking Ivermectin as a remedy for COVID-19.

"Ivermectin belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-helminthics," said Dr. Kathy Crispell. "Helminths are worms."

A Health Alert Network Advisory from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was released to inform people to not use the drug that is designed for large animals such as horses.

"Evidence shows it is ineffective against treating the COVID-19 virus and the side effects can be potentially dangerous," according to the CDC.

Reported side effects include skin rash, nausea,...

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Reader Comments(1)

StevenM writes:

Studies do indicate Ivermectin is effective. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33278625/


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