Some Fries With Your Stupid, Possum Hollar?

(H/T Scissorhead D-Cap)

Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

…There seems to be a growing interest in a drug called ivermectin to treat humans with COVID-19. Ivermectin is often used in the U.S. to treat or prevent parasites in animals.  The FDA has received multiple reports of patients who have required medical support and been hospitalized after self-medicating with ivermectin intended for horses.

Great – ivermectin is being scarf’ed down with a chaser of fish tank cleaner hydroxychloroquine, enough such that the FDA had to release a warning not to take your pets heart worm pills.

(The picture at the FDA article cracked me up – in a compare/contrast kinda way.)

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7 Responses to Some Fries With Your Stupid, Possum Hollar?

  1. Well they fucked that up…instead of taking heartworm meds, they needed to find brainworm meds.

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  2. osirisopto says:

    I see dumb people.

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  3. MDavis says:

    Depending on what prescription you can get for parasites – if you can get one, since medical folks seem quite resistant to prescribing unless you can conclusively prove that what you have is parasites…
    This can cost.
    For example:
    https://www.goodrx.com/emverm

    Are they sure these people are trying to self treat for COVID-19? They might be embarrassed that they have worms.

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    • since medical folks seem quite resistant to prescribing unless you can conclusively prove that what you have is parasites…

      This is mainly because antiparasitic drugs can be quite exceedingly toxic, and depending on the parasite load, may require very careful dosing to avoid killing you with the drug or killing you because your body is suddenly filled with dead parasites.

      This is why most vets (well at least OURS) will require a heartworm test for dogs before prescribing prophylactic heartworm medication, because you have do dose differently for an active infestation versus prophylactic treatment.

      But this is a ‘authentic frontier scientifical gibberish to these folks…

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      • MDavis says:

        I went on a search for this a few years ago when a doc basically told me they needed proof of the parasite, starting with a poop test for type. Those test were prone to false negatives and with no break in price for volume.
        I was struck by the difference in prices for the drugs used in operations in Sub-Saharan Africa (one dose for, I think it was (guessing high( 80-cents for an adult. Look up the same drug on a search site and it was $3K for a pill. Two pills for a dose.
        It’s medical expenses like this that drive people to this sort of extreme, the self-medicating because you feel so bad.

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      • MDavis says:

        BTW – I went with some old-wive’s-remedies. Carrot juice (because what the heck is carrot oil?) and garlic. I didn’t want to self medicate with dog wormer if a dietary remedy had a shot at working. I felt better while I did that, too.

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