The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently urged people not to take Ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19. This warning came after it has received multiple reports of patients hospitalised after taking the medication. Science Media Centre Malaysia spoke to University Sains Malaysia's virologist and immunologist, Dr Leow Chiuan Yee to understand the potential risks of use for prevention or treatment of COVID-19.
[MEDIA RELEASE] Anti-parasitic drug kills SARS-CoV-2 in 48 hours
Scientists found Ivermectin was able to stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture within 48 hours. Experts say more testing is needed to know if it works well in people and safe to use.
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