Anyone prescribing Ivermectin or Hydroxychloriquine?


I know we could all go back and fourth debating the science there but just kinda taking a poll wondering who's prescribing them, seems taboo in my workplace.


djmatte, ADN, MSN, RN, NP

Has 7 years experience. 1,146 Posts

Nope. The only patients getting hydroxychloroquine are my lupus or RA patients. Past that there’s no FDA approved rational for COVID (presuming that’s the population you’re considering). 



Specializes in Former NP now Internal medicine PGY-2. 370 Posts

No, not sure why it caught on as a treatment for covid. Obviously if during future and current studies if it shows benefit then we could but currently its just not guideline based treatment. 

I did some rabbit holing a few months ago and it seems the benefit found from it was probably from  treating coexisting strongyloidies in patients with covid that already were positive for the strongy (third world places). 

I don't quite understand the entire government hiding a cheap treatment from us arguement since we use steroids.


But if it comes back beneficial during studies I’ll eat my words, I just hope that if it did at some point it wouldn’t cause an entire disenfranchisement of the medical establishment.



190 Posts

No! The only Ivermectin I prescribe is for scabies patients. 



Specializes in Nurse Practitioner. Has 42 years experience. 16 Posts

Nope, just monoclonal antibodies and soon paxlovid. 


BCgradnurse, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in allergy and asthma, urgent care. Has 13 years experience. 1 Article; 1,678 Posts




Specializes in Research. Has 22 years experience. 29 Posts

See this USA based group of Drs.....
and one of the full Ivermectin Protocols that are being offered by responsible Drs
Please note - it is a fallacy that Ivermectin on it's own is the treatment needed, it is also a fallacy that 1 or 2 or 3 doses are enough, just like a full course of antibiotics must be given as per protocols, so is the Ivermectin protocol similar. Patients need to complete the full course of the protocol.
Full protocol treatment needs to start prior to day 6 of first symptoms & positive test. If no one here knows why, then I suggest you do some research into pathophysiology and the pharmocodynamics of the suggested treatment protocols specifically in relation to SARS-Cov-2 (branded as Covid these last couple of years). Once we all check in on our medical knowledge bases, it will then make complete sense to those whom are currently ignorant of Ivermectin protocol treatment regimes.
I trust this helps you...
In addition.....Dr Marik has been given an award from the State of Virginia politicians for his work with Ivermectin Treatments etc. Of course you can check this for yourselves.
On Mar. 11, the Virginia House of Delegates unanimously passed HR228, a resolution to recognize Dr. Paul Marik, founder of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC), for what lawmakers called “his courageous treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients.”

“Instead of playing it safe, and going along with so-called conventional wisdom, Dr. Marik dared to take a truly scientific approach by questioning and innovating in an environment where both were not only frowned upon, but for which he was persecuted,” said Virginia Republican Dave LaRock, the resolution’s primary sponsor.