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Coronavirus: Posadas veterinarians are out of stock of ivermectin and clarify that there is a lot of demand

Coronavirus: Posadas veterinarians are out of stock of ivermectin and clarify that there is a lot of demand

After the Ministry of Health Misiones has approved the use of ivermectin as a supply of the antiparasitic for the treatment of patients with coronavirus, the pharmacies run out of stock and even the Posadas veterinarians said that as days go by they stayed “Without the drug and that there is a lot of demand.”

Is that, the study that evaluates the effect of ivermectin on the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in patients with COVID-19 showed that the administration of ivermectin at a dose of 0.6 milligrams per kilo of weight (three times what is usually used ) produces the fastest and most profound elimination of the virus when treatment is started early in the infection (up to 5 days from the onset of symptoms).

In this context, the Posadas veterinarians recognized that they have had many sales of the drug and even some are already out of stock and that there is a lot of demand. Similarly, the veterinarians consulted clarified that it is only sold by prescription.

In addition, the veterinarians stated that the drug they sell is exclusively for animal use and that it is mostly used for dogs. “If it works as a counter to the virus, welcome, but we sell by prescription”, They mentioned.

Through a document signed by the Minister of Health of Misiones, Oscar Alarcón, it is authorized to use ivermectin in patients affected by coronavirus, which must be administered in doses of 0.6 milligrams, once a day, for 5 days.

The president of the Misiones Veterinary College, Fernando Lobo Tamer, reported that “The drug we use in dogs is not 100% innocuous, there are breeds that we cannot use, it can even kill them. It is a very common drug for the treatment of ticks ”, said.

“It is an endectocidal, that is, for internal and external parasites of any animal”, he mentioned. Also, he explained that it costs $ 350.

On the other hand, Lobo Tamer acknowledged “Before despair and pandemic context, it can be used for human use. There is no stock, yesterday I consulted and there was none, nor are the distributors having “, closed Lobo Tamer, president of the College of Veterinarians of Misiones.


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