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Ivermectin and COVID-19: Busting the Myth

Infectious diseases specialist Alex Benjamin, MD, explains why this medication is not appropriate for COVID

Ivermectin Mythbuster

There have been many reports of individuals taking ivermectin, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medication used to treat certain parasitic infections, for COVID-19.

While this medication is generally safe when prescribed for specific conditions, it is not authorized or approved by the FDA for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19.

Alex Benjamin, MD, Chief Infection Control Officer with Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) Infectious Diseases, discusses ivermectin and why it shouldn’t be taken without a clinician’s recommendation in our latest COVID-19 myth buster:

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