Lab experiments show anti-parasitic drug, Ivermectin, eliminates SARS-CoV-2 in cells in 48 hours
Scientists from the Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) showed that a single dose of the drug, Ivermectin, could stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture. Read the full story on the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) website.
This Monash University-led collaborative study was published in Antiviral Research, a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Elsevier. Read the full manuscript here.
Whilst shown to be effective in the lab environment, Ivermectin cannot be used in humans for COVID-19 until further testing and clinical trials have been completed to confirm the effectiveness of the drug at levels safe for human dosing. The potential use of Ivermectin to combat COVID-19 remains unproven, and depends on funding to progress the work into the next stages.
Do NOT self-medicate with Ivermectin and do NOT use Ivermectin intended for animals. Read the FDA caution online.
For any medical questions you have about your health, please consult your health care provider.
Click here for an update on the Monash University Ivermectin research.