Both products containing Ivermectin available in South Africa are safe for human use, writes Dr Egbert Weiss.
There are two products available in our country containing Ivermectin.
IVERMAX: contains Ivermectin, propylene glycol and glycol formal. Propylene glycol is part of the anti-freeze mix but has been declared fit for use in humans, Glycerol formal is not but seems to be safe.
Both ingredients are listed in Phillips Morris Marlboro’s new e-cigarettes (Tobacco heating system) application at the US Food and Drug Administration and was approved.
ECOMECTIN: contains Ivermectin and benzyl alcohol. Benzyl alcohol was approved by the World Health Organisation safe for human use up to 5mg/kg per day in 2001.
That means both ingredients are declared safe for human use by the WHO.
I think the whole South Africa must know this.
Dr Egbert Weis