Are veterinary ivermectin products considered to be pharmacologically equivalent to human formulations and are these products safe for use?

While the ivermectin in both formulations is pharmacologically equivalent, humans should never take medication formulations meant for animals, due to the presence of impurities and a lack of safety data. Veterinary forms or pills obtained on the internet are not safe options when faced with difficulty obtaining FDA-approved ivermectin. We support the FDA’s direction to avoid veterinary ivermectin and further emphasize the critical need for our leading health care agencies to approve and recommend use of human formulations to health care providers.