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POISON CONTROL CENTER WARNS OF IVERMECTIN MISUSE FOR COVID

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SOME IOWANS ARE IGNORING WARNINGS AND TAKING A POWERFUL MEDICATION DESIGNED FOR DEWORMING CATTLE AND HORSES IN HOPES OF STAVING OFF OR CURING COVID-19.

TAMMY NOBLE OF THE IOWA POISON CONTROL CENTER IN SIOUX CITY, SAYS THERE’S A LOT OF BUZZ OVER IVERMECTIN

THE DRUG CAN BE USED IN PROPER DOSES TO TREAT SKIN CONDITIONS IN HUMANS AND PHARMACIES NATIONWIDE HAD REPORTED DISPENSING ABOUT 36-HUNDRED PRESCRIPTIONS PER WEEK.

RECENTLY THOUGH, IVERMECTIN PRESCRIPTIONS HAVE JUMPED TO 88-THOUSAND PER WEEK.

DONT3 OC….OVERDOSE :19

NOBLE SAYS THE POISON CENTER HAS TAKEN CALLS FROM PEOPLE WHO’VE INGESTED IT ON PURPOSE AND BY MISTAKE:.

DONT1 OC….HANDFUL :14

BEFORE TAKING ANY DRUG TO TREAT OR PREVENT AN AILMENT, NOBLE SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT TO CONSULT A PHYSICIAN FIRST, ESPECIALLY BEFORE TAKING ANYTHING UNAPPROVED.

DONT2 OC….BENEFICIAL :13

TAKING INAPPROPRIATE DOSES OF THE DRUG CAN LEAD TO SEIZURES, COMA AND DEATH, THE IOWA POISON CONTROL CENTER IS AVAILABLE AROUND THE CLOCK AT 800-222-1222.