Pharmacy Pearls: Ivermectin and COVIDSeptember 7th, 2021 | COVID-19•Pharmacy Pearls•Infectious Diseases
This edition of Pharmacy Pearls addresses the alarming rise in outpatient prescribing and dispensing of ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19. There is insufficient evidence at present to support the use of ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19, and it can be harmful if taken in inappropriate doses or by inappropriate dosage forms.
If you are looking for a simple way to communicate this information to patients, consider something similar to the following:
“I would not prescribe a drug with no evidence for the treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes, or to treat your pneumonia, and the same goes for COVID-19: I would not prescribe a drug with no evidence relative to COVID-19.”
As always, we welcome any feedback or questions you may have. Just email the Pharmacy Team.