An in vitro trial (laboratory and not in a living organism) has shown ivermectin reduces the number of cell-associated viral RNA in 24 hours. You should not use ivermectin if you are allergic to it. Taking large doses of this drug is dangerous and can cause serious harm. Some observational cohorts and clinical trials have evaluated the use of ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
The molecular hypothesis of ivermectin's antiviral mode of action suggests an inhibitory effect on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus replication in the early stages of infection.
Take medication as directed by your doctor. This medication should take effect within 1 to 2 hours. Ivermectin for humans is used to treat strongyloidiasis (infection with a type of roundworm that enters the body through the skin).