Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-08-31 17:00:41 –
Ivermectin, sold in large animal stores, but not approved for coronavirus
Las Vegas (KLAS) — Las Vegas feed stores offer proof of horse ownership before selling ivermectin, a large animal drug taken by some humans who believe it can cure the coronavirus We are asking our customers to do so.
V & V Tack and Feed says next to the product, “Ivermectin is only sold to horse owners. You must show a picture of you and your horse.”
Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug for the treatment and prevention of animals. COVID-19 is a virus, not a parasite.
“COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease. We have sometimes lived with it for what looks forever.” FDA website article Read. “Given the number of deaths caused by the disease, it’s probably not surprising that some consumers are considering unconventional treatments that haven’t been approved or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.”
The agency has reported several hospitalizations from people who have attempted self-medication with doses for large animals.
“For one thing, veterinary drugs are often used in large animals such as horses and cows, so they are often in high concentrations. This is much heavier than us and can be over a ton. There is, “the article states. “Such high doses can be very toxic to humans.”
In addition to not being approved for treatment, there is no evidence that ivermectin treats COVID-19.
The FDA reports that some forms of ivermectin have been approved for the treatment of human parasites, but the types available online for animals have not been approved. Doctors will prescribe drugs for human parasite infections — and the drugs will not be given to horses, the FDA warns.
Serious risks of ivermectin include neuropathy, seizures, coma, and death.
Nevada Poison Control can be reached by calling 800-222-1222. For emergency medical care, call 911.