GPs banned from prescribing ivermectin for COVID-19

Announced by the TGA, the ban comes amid a hike in scripts being dispensed in recent months

The TGA has banned GPs from prescribing oral ivermectin for off-label uses, including for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19.

Dr Chris Moy
Dr Chris Moy.

Announced on Friday, the restrictions mean they can only prescribe ivermectin in its oral form for TGA-approved indications: scabies and the parasitic infections that cause river blindness and intestinal strongyloidiasis. 

Off-label use