General practitioners demand more info on ivermectin treatment

They claim the ministry did not provide the necessary instructions after use of the drug was approved last month.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: AP/SITA)

Doctors in the outpatient sector lack basic medical information on treatment with ivermectin, said the Association of the General Practitioners of Slovakia (SVLS).

Related articleSlovakia should have more than enough syringes for Covid-19 vaccines Read more 

The association wrote a letter to the Health Ministry, asking for official information about indications, contraindications and dosage of the medicine for Covid patients.

Doctors lack the basic medical information necessary to prescribe the medicine.

“A doctor needs to offer the patient information on the indication, contraindication, dosage of the medicine and potential side effects of the medicine,” the association wrote in the letter, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “The Health Ministry has not made any of that information available to healthcare workers in Slovakia.”

Slovakia received a delivery of 9,000 doses of ivermectin last week, after the Health Ministry temporarily approved the medicament for the treatment of coronavirus patients last month.

Available in pharmacies

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

News digest: Slovakia reports more than 1,000 Covid hospitalisations

MP cyberbullied the president's daughter, police say. Slovakia has donated more than 700,000 vaccines. Famous Slovak opera diva dies.


3 h
The fight between the fans of Slovan Bratislava and Spartak Trnava.

Hooligans from abroad came to Trnava trained and organised, system failed to detect them

The police and football associations have an information system to detect problematic individuals and groups.


22 h
Matt Apuzzo

Some people want to make the real world equivalent to a Facebook feed

You can criticise journalists, but calling them enemies is going too far.


23 h
Edita Gruberová

World-famous Slovak opera singer dies at age 74

Edita Gruberová performed on opera stages across the world.


10 h
Skryť Close ad