Currently, the WHO, which lists ivermectin as an ‘essential medicine’ does not support the use , and only advises ivermectin to be used as part of clinical trials. Even so, while supporters claim that there’s a lot of positive data observed within limited clinical trials conducted since last year, health experts from US, UK, India and parts of Europe have found multiple flaws with its use.
Most recently, research on the matter by independent scientists has found serious flaws, and have disproved ivermectin’s apparent effectiveness. As per reports, out of the 26 known clinical trials done on the same, not a single trial proves the workability and effectiveness of the drug in curbing viral spread, or preventing infection.
Further, researchers have also asserted that not only have the clinical trials based observations on laboratory data (which do not match real-world data), the dosage of the drug used in settings to clear viral passage is considerably higher, and perhaps toxic for human usage and therefore, not safe for use.
There were also irregularities found with calculated percentages of the medicine’s effectiveness, lack of random data pool, and lack of uniformity in the medicine dosage.
The indiscriminate use and high dosage seen to ‘work’ against the virus has pushed people into buying higher, animal use formulations which are extremely bad and could prove to be fatal, scientists have warned.