Pharmacy Pearls: Ivermectin and COVID

Pharmacy Pearls: Ivermectin and COVID

September 7th, 2021 | COVID-19Pharmacy PearlsInfectious 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.

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