People are sharing an FAQ on how to use ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19.
Find out if this ivermectin FAQ is trustworthy!
Ivermectin FAQ For Prevention / Treatment Of COVID-19?
This is the Ivermectin FAQ for the Prevention / Prophylaxis of COVID-19 that is being shared on social media and WhatsApp.
It is a bit long and full of misleading links (which we removed), so skip to the next section for the FACTS.
Ivermectin FAQ For COVID-19 : A Recipe For Disaster!
Here is the truth – this ivermectin FAQ is a recipe for disaster, and here are the reasons why!
Fact #1 : No One Knows Who Wrote It
Who came up with this ivermectin FAQ? It’s unsigned and unattributed to any health authority or person.
For certain, it was not written by any major health authority like the WHO, US CDC, US FDA, Public Health England, European Medicines Agency (EMA), TGA Australia, etc.
Would YOU risk your life, or the lives of your family, on the unsolicited advice of an unknown person shared on social media?
Fact #2 : Ivermectin Should Be Taken On Empty Stomach
Right off the bat, the FAQ is already wrong – ivermectin should be taken before food, not after food.
In fact, it’s best not to eat any food for two hours before or after taking ivermectin, for optimal absorption.
Can you trust “medical advice” that cannot even get this simple point correct?
Fact #3 : Protocol Different From Others
This ivermectin protocol is quite different from the one promoted by the loudest and largest pro-Ivermectin group out there – FLCCC.
It is even different from individual ivermectin protocols from pro-ivermectin doctors like Dr. Amir Farid.
Would YOU risk your life, or the lives of your family, on an ivermectin protocol that isn’t even the same as those promoted by ivermectin’s most vocal proponents?
At least if the FLCCC or Dr. Amir Farid’s Ivermectin protocol causes any health concerns, you know who to blame. Who should you blame for following this FAQ?
Fact #4 : Ivermectin Not Proven To Work Against COVID-19
Ivermectin has been shown to work against COVID-19 in lab (in vitro) studies, but does NOT improve clinical outcomes or prevent transmission.
- June 2021 study in The Lancet : No improvement in symptoms or clinical outcomes with triple-dose ivermectin
- February 2021 study in The Lancet : No difference in transmissibility with double-dose ivermectin.
That is why the WHO and the vast majority of health authorities around the world DO NOT advocate using ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19.
Fact #5 : Ivermectin Protocol Not Based On Any Study
Medicine doses are calibrated for safety and efficacy though clinical studies.
Currently, no clinical studies have proven that ivermectin works against COVID-19, so we really don’t have any idea what dose or protocol actually works!
The ivermectin protocol in that FAQ is simply made up, with no basis in science. We don’t even know who made it up!
Would YOU risk your life, or the lives of your family, on an ivermectin protocol that has not been backed by any clinical study???
Fact #6 : You Can Get Reinfected Lifelong
The Ivermectin FAQ claims that you are at risk of reinfection by COVID-19 within the next one year. That’s categorically untrue.
Natural immunity to COVID-19 infections is spotty. Four large studies in the US, US and Denmark estimate that :
- 80%-90% protection from reinfection up to 7 months
- 50% protection from reinfection in people who are over 65 years old
As long as COVID-19 is prevalent, COVID-19 survivors will be at risk of reinfection. Not just within the next one year, but for as long as there is COVID-19.
That’s why it is recommended to get vaccinated after a COVID-19 infection.
Fact #7 : Ivermectin Not Recommended For Pregnant / Breastfeeding / Children
The ivermectin FAQ claims that ivermectin can be used “used safely in pregnant women, children, and infants“. That’s not true.
Ivermectin is a Pregnancy Category C drug, which has been shown to cause birth defects in mice, rates and rabbits.
Therefore, ivermectin should NOT be used during pregnancy, as its safety in human pregnancy has not been established.
Ivermectin is also excreted in human milk in low concentrations. Therefore, it should not be given to nursing mothers unless the risk of delaying treatment outweighs the possible risk to the newborn.
Finally, ivermectin has not been tested on paediatric patients younger than 6 years old, or weighing less than 15 kg. Therefore, it should NOT be used in children younger than 6 years of age, and certainly not be given to infants.
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