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Advice on Ivermectin

I've seen a lot of talk about the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin recently.  Specifically, about people taking veterinary formulations instead of those approved for human use.  Generally, these are folks who either have active cases of COVID-19 or, a small percentage of the time, folks who are worried about catching it, but don't want to get vaccinated. So I did a little digging around, and lo and behold, Ivermectin isn't some drug no one has ever heard of.  Heck, the guy whose research team discovered it won a Nobel Prize, for  discovering Ivermectin!  Here's his Nobel speech: Wikipedia notes that it's on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, is FDA-approved as an anti-parasitic, and was prescribed more than 100,000 times in the US in 2018.  And it's effective against a lot of different illnesses, most of which Americans will be lucky to never encounter unless they visit tropical developing countries. So it's generally well-regarde