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Three reasons not to take animal medicine

The use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 remains unproven with little to no evidence that it works. Although the medication can now be legally accessed with a doctor’s supervision, some people continue to use the animal version of the drug. Here’s why that’s dangerous.

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Dylan Bush is Bhekisisa's production and multimedia manager.

Joan van Dyk was a health journalist at Bhekisisa from 2017 to 2023.

Aisha Abdool Karim was a senior health reporter at Bhekisisa from 2020 to 2022.