The world of Orizaba
Excessive and anticipated purchases of drugs used to treat covid-19 have caused a shortage at area pharmacies, and without a date for supply.
Ivermectin is the most popular medication to treat covid-19 symptoms, and given this, people have made advance purchases at pharmacies to keep them safe in case they contract the virus, causing a shortage.
Although Remdesivir is an exclusive hospital medication that is not administered by pharmacies, but is requested.
Ivermectin is a medication that ranges from 245 pesos to 4 pills, and pharmacies are in short supply, and they do not have an exact or estimated date for the arrival of the drug, as the shortage is general.
In this regard, the president of the College of General Doctors of Orizaba, Adrián Arellano Muñoz, said that in medicine there are patients, not diseases, which means that each person has individual characteristics, both for their symptoms and for the treatment that is. You must give it based on many factors, medical history and dosage according to your diagnosis.
Given this, he recommended that the population not self-medicate for any disease, and specifically this season people have panicked on purchases of Ivermectin, thinking that this drug will prevent covid-19, however, if the virus is not present in the Your body will not kill anything, and consuming this medication does not guarantee that you will not contract the virus.
Effects of ivermectin. Improper use of this medication can cause side effects, so self-medication is not recommended:
Loss of appetite
Stomach pain or bloating
Uncontrollable trembling of any part of the body
Swelling of the eyes, face, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs.
Joint pain and inflammation
Pain and swelling of the glands in the neck, armpits, or crotch.
Accelerated heart rate
Eye pain, redness, or tearing.
Swelling of the eyes or eyelids
Abnormal sensation in the eyes.
Blisters on the skin