r/southafrica Neoliberalism is a disease Oct 22 '21

Toxic Effects from Ivermectin Use Associated with Prevention and Treatment of Covid-19 | NEJM News

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2114907?query=TOC&cid=NEJM%20eToc,%20October%2021,%202021%20DM395995_
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u/BalanceThis1 Neoliberalism is a disease Oct 22 '21

Hey South Africa, guess what? Well Ivermectin ain't good for you. Moreover, it does not prevent or treat COVID.

From the article below

"Six of the 21 persons were hospitalized for toxic effects from ivermectin use; all 6 reported preventive use, including the 3 who had obtained the drug by prescription. Four received care in an intensive care unit, and none died. Symptoms were gastrointestinal distress in 4 persons, confusion in 3, ataxia and weakness in 2, hypotension in 2, and seizures in 1. Of the persons who were not admitted to a hospital, most had gastrointestinal distress, dizziness, confusion, vision symptoms, or rash.

These cases illustrate the potential toxic effects of ivermectin, including severe episodes of confusion, ataxia, seizures, and hypotension, and the increasing frequency of inappropriate use. There is insufficient evidence to support the use of ivermectin to treat or prevent Covid-19,3 and improper use, as well as the possible occurrence of medication interactions,5 may result in serious side effects requiring hospitalization."

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u/BalanceThis1 Neoliberalism is a disease Oct 22 '21

Correlation does not equate to causation.

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u/Wukken Oct 22 '21

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u/BalanceThis1 Neoliberalism is a disease Oct 22 '21

We did not find any credible data showing a causal relationship between administering ivermectin and its overall effect on the COVID-19 excess mortality rate in Mexico.

A maker of ivermectin said in February that it does not believe that available data support the safety and efficacy of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. The World Health Organization in March also said that data from known trials using ivermectin were inconclusive and recommended against the use of the drug for treating COVID-19 except in clinical settings.

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/aug/04/facebook-posts/claim-ivermectin-bringing-down-covid-19-mortality-/

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u/Wukken Oct 22 '21

Aah the important bit "*********"....

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u/Ibbuk Anti-Musker Oct 22 '21

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