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Florida Poison Control and the FDA are warning people against taking Ivermectin to treat COVID-19, as the drug is meant for livestock not humans.

The unusual warning follows reports that some people have been substituting coronavirus vaccines with Ivermectin, a drug that’s used to deworm cows, horses and other livestock. Despite reports that claim Ivermectin inhibits the replication of the coronavirus, medical officials say the claim has never been proven in an official, controlled setting.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried told WFLA, “The promotion of inappropriate use of this drug is irresponsible, reckless, and dangerous. There are serious safety concerns when it comes to self-medicating and humans using medications intended for animals. Individuals should look to their medical doctors when it comes to medical treatments – not online quacks.”

What Florida IS offering, is a free, approved treatment using monoclonal antibodies. You can find more information by visiting this website.




Florida Poison Warning Livestock Drug

Marija was born and raised in Illinois, but moved to Florida in 2018 with a stop in between in the coldest place on the planet, Fargo, ND. She loves dogs, kayaking, concerts, day drinking and is always planning her next vacation. Follow her on IG @marija127 and TikTok @marijakrock