Ivermectin clarification

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Ivermectin, is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved antiparasitic drug,

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Direct from official FDA site used to treat several neglected tropical diseases, including onchocerciasis, helminthiases, and scabies.

For these indications, ivermectin has been widely used and is generally well-tolerated. Ivermectin is not approved by the FDA for the treatment of any viral infection.

Proposed Mechanism of Action and Rationale for Use in Patients With COVID-19.

(in vitro studies) suggest that ivermectin acts by, inhibiting host importing nuclear transport proteins. Interfere with SARS-CoV-2 spike protein attachment to the human cell membrane

Some studies of ivermectin have also reported potential anti-inflammatory properties shown to inhibit replication of SARS-CoV-2 in cell cultures.


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