Please Don’t Take Horse Medicine … Or Maybe Please Do! [Social Issues]

Holy f**k, the stupidity of people never stops to amaze me. The latest one is all the idiots taking ivermectin that they bought directly from the shelfs in the livestock utility store (guessing this is the same people who’s into Qanon). I can just see it infront of me, some inbreed toothless redneck sitting with his wifebeater and used-to-be-white-underwear in his couch yelling at the TV … “those bastards in the white house is not gonna microchip me with their vaccine, I can drink this horse medicine instead. It worked perfectly fine for Rosie and her baby animal”. *Glunk*Glunk* … emptying his beer can.

When I put the meme above on some forums, I get immediate response that “it’s not dangerous” or “do your research first …” etc. etc. Yeah, that’s the problem, I have done the research, and true, some doctors have prescribed small, small doses of ivermectin to people with certain conditions caused by parasitic worms or head lice, but that’s not what people shove down their throat in many of these cases.

We have had several headlines lately such as “17 Wisconsinites have had ivermectin poisoning”, “The Utah Poison Control Center has seen a bump in calls from people overdosing on ivermectin”, “Florida poison control: We are seeing a spike in cases related to ivermectin, a deworming medication. We’ve treated 27 patients.”, so this is a real thing.

To be fair there are some peer-review studies going on that small doses of ivermectin could work. But so far, no form of ivermectin has been approved to treat or prevent COVID-19, especially not the ones made for livestock that have many inactive ingredients that aren’t evaluated for use in people.

Maybe I’m cold hearted, but I don’t think I mean what the headline said “Please Don’t Take Horse Medicine”, it’s probably better for America, the World and the Universe that this idiots take it so we get ride of these morons and the spread of a lethal disease. Get some of that Darwins Law and survival of the fittest going, and maybe humanity will end up having a better society to live in at the end.

“You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it,” the FDA tweeted on Saturday.

MONDAY, Aug. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Taking a drug meant for horses and cattle to prevent or treat COVID-19 is dangerous and could be fatal, the U.S Food and Drug Administration warns.

The agency has received multiple reports of people who have been hospitalized after “self-medicating with ivermectin intended for horses,” the agency said in a consumer update.

Ivermectin, which is not an anti-viral drug, is generally used to treat or prevent parasites in animals, NBC News reported.

The agency has received multiple reports of people who have been hospitalized after “self-medicating with ivermectin intended for horses,” the agency said in a consumer update.

NBC News

No form of ivermectin has been approved to treat or prevent COVID-19, the agency emphasized. It said it was compelled to issue a warning due to “a lot of misinformation” around the drug, according to the update.

“You may have heard that it’s okay to take large doses of ivermectin. That is wrong,” the FDA said.

The agency clarified that the FDA-approved ivermectin tablets that treat people with certain conditions caused by parasitic worms as well as topical formulations used for head lice and skin conditions like rosacea are different from the drug used on animals. Ivermectin tablets and topical formulations for humans have “very specific doses” that are significantly smaller than the doses meant for animals, the agency explained.

Also, “many inactive ingredients found in animal products aren’t evaluated for use in people,” the FDA warned. “In some cases, we don’t know how those inactive ingredients will affect how ivermectin is absorbed in the human body.”

“These animal drugs are often highly concentrated because they are used for large animals like horses and cows, which can weigh a lot more than” a human, the FDA added. “Such high doses can be highly toxic in humans.”

The FDA said that ivermectin overdoses can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure, allergic reactions, dizziness, problems with balance, seizures, coma and even death, NBC News reported.

Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more on COVID treatments.

A CDC alert to clinicians last week said that one person who drank cattle ivermectin to prevent coronavirus infection was hospitalized for nine days, with symptoms including hallucinations and tremors

The Washington Post – September 1, 2021.

Ivermectin flying off Jacksonville feed store’s shelves

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, USA. – It’s not unusual for customers at Standard Seed & Feed to buy ivermectin, but the owner of the Jacksonville store said Thursday he’s never seen it fly off the shelves like it has lately.

Store owner Frank Wallmeyer said he usually stocks up on the livestock medicine by buying a dozen bottles at a time. Yet ever since people have been seeking it out as a form of self-medication against COVID-19, it has exploded in popularity.

“Now we’re buying it 100 at a time,” Wallmeyer told News4Jax. “They’re using it for COVID. And it’s a horrible, horrible disease and people are desperate and they’re willing to try anything they think will work.”

Ivermectin does have medicinal applications for people. It can be used to treat lice, scabies and other parasitic infections, but it’s typically prescribed by a medical professional, not bought in bulk at feed stores.

The product’s newfound popularity has already seen troubling results in Florida.

According to the Florida Poison Control Center, there’s been a 282-percent increase in calls about people misusing and eating ivermectin throughout the state in the last month alone. Some of those calls came from Duval County with people reporting symptoms like dizziness, nausea, vomiting and elevated heart rate.

IVERMECTIN ALERT We are seeing a spike in cases related to ivermectin, a deworming medication. We’ve treated 27 patients.

Florida’s Poison Control Centers on Tuesday, August 24, 2021

“Some of those severe toxicities can be anywhere between having difficulties walking, patients ultimately going into seizures, and even progressing to comas,” said Chiemela Ubani, a toxicology fellow for the Poison Control Center. “There have been case reports of patients developing respiratory failure due to this medication.”

If a patient is using ivermectin, Ubani cautioned, it should only be done under their medical provider’s guidance and supervision.

The National Institutes of Health is funding a trial of the drug as a potential treatment for COVID-19. But the treatment is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or any other regulatory authority, for use to treat the deadly disease caused by novel coronavirus.

The FDA has, however, approved ivermectin’s use in both humans and animals to treat parasitic worms, head lice and skin conditions.

While there are clinical trials underway to examine ivermectin’s effect on COVID-19, the current evidence available is inconclusive and its efficacy continues to be studied.

Despite the FDA issuing a warning earlier this week that people should not use the product to treat COVID-19, it can be found in some Jacksonville pharmacies and News4Jax has received unverified reports of some doctors prescribing it.

Jacksonville article earlier publkished on the News4Jax website.

READ MORE:

Doctors dismayed by patients who fear coronavirus vaccines but clamor for unproven ivermectin (The Washington Post)

17 Wisconsinites Have Had Ivermectin Poisoning (Up North News)

Person Hospitalized After Taking Livestock Ivermectin From Feed Store To Treat COVID-19 (Mississippi Free Press)