Ivermectin for prophylaxis or treatment of COVID-19 has been promoted on social media and is not supported by scientific evidence. In humans, ivermectin is only approved for treatment of parasitic infections and rosacea.
Based on the current scientific evidence and best-practice guidelines, the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSS), the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals, the Saskatchewan Medical Association, and the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan disapprove of the use of ivermectin for either treatment or prophylaxis for COVID. This opinion is further supported by the evidence from Health Canada, the World Health Organization (WHO), Alberta Health Services Covid-19 Scientific Advisory group, and the British Columbia COVID-19 Therapeutics Committee guidance document.
The joint statement is available here.
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