Ivermectin is a famous drug, approved as an antiparasitic drug by both the World Health Organization and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. When used at the right dosages for approved indications, Ivermectin is usually well tolerated.
Even levels of ivermectin that are approved for use may interact with other medications, such as blood thinners. Ivermectin may increase the effects of other drugs that cause central nervous system depression, like benzodiazepines and barbiturates. Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic drug approved for use in animals and humans.
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Ivermectin is also used for veterinary applications, for the prevention or treatment of internal and external parasitic infections in animals. In veterinary medicine, Ivermectin is indicated for the prevention and treatment of heartworms.
The medication Ivermectin is used mostly for treating and preventing pest infestations of animals like cows and horses, but is also used as the primary compound to prevent heartworm infections of dogs and cats at low dosages. Similar to its similar uses in animals, the drug is used almost exclusively for tropical diseases, such as intestinal Strongyloidiasis and Onchocerciasis, two conditions caused by parasitic worms. Since its approval, ivermectin has improved the lives of billions around the world – especially in warm, moist climates, where infection from soil is a common threat.
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In 1987, after clinical trials on humans showed that the antiparasitic medication, called ivermectin, was effective in combating river blindness caused by the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus, the Food and Drug Administration approved the medication for humans in 1996, under the brand name Stromectol. Early experiments conducted by William Campbell and his team at Merck Pharmaceuticals found that Ivermectin worked also against the human parasite causing the disease called river blindness.
The germ produces a treatment molecule called avermectin, responsible for the deworming, which later led to the creation of the antiparasitic drug called Ivermectin. The active ingredient, was marketed as a pet healthcare product in 1981, and quickly became a world-leading selling pet medicine. The compound that was produced, ivermectin, was shown to have efficacy against pests and worms.
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These successful results led the pharmaceutical company Merck to market avermectin as a treatment for animals starting in 1981. The observation that mosquitoes feeding on individuals treated with avermectin had shorter life spans inspired an innovative idea of using the drug as an weapon against malaria-transmitting mosquitoes. The observation that mosquitoes feeding on individuals treated with ivermectin have a shorter lifespan, inspired the innovative idea of using the drug as a weapon against malaria-transmitting mosquitoes. In 2012, reports emerged indicating that ivermectin is able to protect against infection of epithelial cells with Chlamydia trachomatis, and that it can do this in doses which can be used against sexually transmitted infections or eye infections.101 In 2013, researchers confirmed ivermectin is bactericidal for a number of mycobacterial organisms, including mycobacterium TB, including strains that are multidrug-resistant and highly resistant, the authors suggested ivermectin for the treatment of TB.
Ivermectin has now been used to treat parasitic infections in mammals for more than thirty years, and has an exceptionally good safety profile, with a number of studies reporting a low incidence of adverse events if given as a mouth-based treatment for pest infestations.50 Some troublesome reactions have been recorded, but these are usually mild and usually do not require Ivermectin to be discontinued.
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Ivermectin has now been used for over three decades to treat parasitic infections in mammals, and has an extremely good safety profile, with numerous studies reporting low rates of adverse events when given as an oral treatment for parasitic infections.50 Several problematic reactions have been recorded, but they are generally mild and usually do not necessitate discontinuation of Ivermectin. It is possible that Moxidectin will eventually replace ivermectin because it is a much stronger microfilaricide, but further clinical trials are needed, with longer-term follow-up, in order to evaluate if moxidectin is safe and effective for treating nematode infection among infants and women with infant-bearing potential. Health professionals should strongly consider using Ivermectin, in both treatment and prevention. Since it was first introduced, ivermectin has been used in more than 700 million individuals worldwide, primarily for the treatment of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, according to research from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
In addition to gradually appreciating the varied and valuable health and socioeconomic benefits ivermectin use may confer, studies are now shining a light on the promise Ivermectin still holds, and on the prospects for its combating new sets of diseases, or killing the vectors for a variety of parasites responsible for diseases.
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The FDA has not reviewed data supporting use of the drug, called ivermectin, for treating or preventing COVID-19 in patients; however, a number of early studies are in progress. The FDA has not approved the use of ivermectin for treatment or prevention of COVID-19 in humans. Please note that, at this time, ivermectin has not been proven to be a means of preventing or treating COVID-19.
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Reputable national and international health organizations, including the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, FDA, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, unanimously advise against using ivermectin for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19, except as part of clinical trials. Clinical trials and observational studies evaluating the use of ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 in humans did not provide sufficient evidence to allow the NIHs COVID-19 treatment guidelines panel to recommend ivermectin. Even Ivermectin maker Merck, in a statement issued in February 2021, said even Mercks own analyses of the scientific literature did not support using the drug for COVID-19.
Ivermectin is also of interest for malaria prevention, since Ivermectin is toxic both to malarial plasmodium itself, as well as to mosquitoes carrying it. In addition, certain topical (on the skin) forms of a drug called Ivermectin are approved for treating external pests, such as lice, and skin conditions, such as Rosacea. Since 1987, avermectin has also been sold to the public as Heartgard(r) (now sold by animal healthcare company Merial) for heartworm prevention in dogs.
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