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Stop Taking Horse Medicine Please

(Farmington) The Missouri Poison Control Center has fielded an increase in calls for people taking a livestock drug they believe could prevent, and in some cases cure, COVID-19.

Missouri has received 44 Ivermectin exposure calls this year compared to 12 last year.

The drug, to treat parasites in horses, cattle and sheep, is toxic if taken by people and can cause you to become extremely drowsy, agitated, confused, hallucinate and have a seizure.

Some are claiming the drug has proven to be an effective COVID-19 treatment and a prevention alternative to vaccines.

However, it has not proven to treat the virus.

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