Reuters Fact Check:
Ivermectin not approved for use on COVID-19 by U.S. health authorities.
U.S. health authorities refuse to approve ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.
The NIH did not approve Ivermectin for the treatment of CVID-19, despite claims they were “silently approved” by the NIH.
A post on Instagram says that the “NIH website now says Ivermectin is approved for EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION.”
“Ivermectin remains unapproved for the treatment of COVID-19 by U.S. health authorities”
The NIH has approved and put drugs under consideration for COVID-19.
According to FDA’s press officer, Alison Hunt, the agency has not approved Ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19.
In terms of ivermectin, only that which was designed for use against parasites, including intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis, is approved by the FDA.
The FDA discourages the use of ivermectin in the treatment of COVID-19.
Clinical trials for ivermectin as a potential treatment for COVID-19 are underway.
Ken Pekoc, NIH spokesman in an email to Reuters, denies the claims and directs them to a page where use of ivermectin is not listed as treatment for COVID-19.
The NIH website is constantly updated to keep it up-to-date. People can sign up via email to receive notifications on any changes that are made.
It’s false to say that the US government approved Ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment. It is unclear whether or not Ivermectin would cure COVID-19, as it is still in the clinical trial stage at this point.
Contrary to social media claims recirculating online that the U.S. government "silently approved" ivermectin as COVID-19 treatment, the medication remains unapproved for the treatment of COVID-19 by U.S. health authorities https://t.co/gtLKCSHTZq pic.twitter.com/VOLaNsQ6OY
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What are the side effects of ivermectin?
Ivermectin is a medication that is used to treat a variety of parasitic infections. It is most commonly used to treat river blindness, but it can also be used to treat scabies and other types of parasitic infections. Ivermectin is generally safe and well-tolerated, but like all medications, it can cause side effects in some people. The most common side effects of ivermectin include headache, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. More serious side effects are rare, but can include allergic reactions, seizures, and kidney damage. If you experience any side effects while taking ivermectin, be sure to contact your doctor or healthcare provider.