Ivermectin in Australia

New restrictions on prescribing ivermectin for COVID-19
(10 September 2021)

TGA, acting on the advice of the Advisory Committee for Medicines Scheduling

placed new restrictions on the prescribing of oral ivermectin.

General practitioners are now only able to prescribe ivermectin for TGA-approved conditions – scabies and certain parasitic infections

Certain specialists will be permitted to prescribe ivermectin for other unapproved indications if they believe it is appropriate for a particular patient

Ivermectin is not approved for use in COVID-19 in Australia

currently strongly discouraged by the National COVID Clinical Evidence Taskforce, the World Health Organisation and the US Food and Drug Administration


There is insufficient evidence for the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.


there are a number of significant public health risks associated with taking ivermectin in an attempt to prevent COVID-19 infection rather than getting vaccinated

Individuals who believe that they are protected from infection by taking ivermectin may choose not to get tested or to seek medical care if they experience symptoms.

Doing so has the potential to spread the risk of COVID-19 infection throughout the community.


the doses of ivermectin that are being advocated for use in unreliable social media posts and other sources for COVID-19 are significantly higher than those approved and found safe for scabies or parasite treatment.

These higher doses can be associated with serious adverse effects, including severe nausea, vomiting, dizziness, neurological effects such as dizziness, seizures and coma.


Untreated paracetamol poisoning may cause varying degrees of liver injury over the 2 to 4 days following ingestion, including fulminant hepatic failure.


there has been a 3-4-fold increased dispensing of ivermectin prescriptions in recent months, leading to national and local shortages for those who need the medicine for scabies and parasite infections

It is believed that this is due to recent prescribing and dispensing for unapproved uses, such as COVID-19.

Such shortages can disproportionately impact vulnerable people, including those in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

There is only one TGA approved oral ivermectin product, Stromectol ivermectin 3mg tablet blister pack

Indicated for the treatment of river blindness (onchocerciasis), threadworm of the intestines (intestinal strongyloidiasis) and scabies.

All medical practitioners can continue to prescribe oral ivermectin for the approved indications.

However, prescribing of oral ivermectin for indications that are not approved is now limited to certain specialists.


More than 99% of infected people live in 31 African countries. The disease also exists in some foci in Latin America and Yemen.

Written by Dr. John Campbell

Hello Everyone,My name is John Campbell and I am a retired Nurse Teacher and A and E nurse based in England. I also do some teaching in Asia and Africa when time permits. These videos are to help students to learn the background to all forms of health care. My PhD focused on the development of open learning resources for nurses nationally and internationally.


  1. India suing w.h.o over invermectin . India now getting on top of covid with it.
    When will people realise they created a virus for the vaccine and stopped real cures so people had to take vaccine

  2. OK, that's enough, I've heard enough at 5:17. Vaccination, vaccination, vaccination, vaccination, vaccination, do shut the f+ck up. You should also know that the "consortium" funds most Organisations and Authorities on the planet, so of course they want to push the vaccine, KNOWING they fund everything and the bloody Authorities have given it the green light so as to prevent Law suits placed against them for Crimes against Humanity with their EXPERIMENTS. It's a no-brainer. Thumbs down for you……again.

  3. I'm a 71y/o grandma and when I see your stuffed dog in the window a particular childhood song gets activated.
    Do you remember the kiddies song ""HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW""?
    OBTW::: Glad to see he isn't wearing his face diaper any more 😁

  4. Gheez, just say it's "all about money". Big Pharma made record profits, feeding elections for politicians, politicians will remain in power. Ten years from now we will look back and analyze what the world was like and we will all say it was "criminal" that they let so many people die because of holding back of Ivermectin and other therapies.

  5. you say a problem is people taking ivermectin falsely think they are protected and may ignore symptoms…… could say the same for everything else too including the vaccine…….example…breakthrough cases! I think this doc is just another one who spins the words to stick to a narrative.

  6. You forgot to mention that, at hospitals, vaccinated patients are getting ivermectin and unvaccinated are not!!! Apparently that shows how effective vaccines are!

  7. So the Australian authorities only want full vaccine compliance. And if there are other great alternate treatment options, you can't have them. Nothing says caring about their people like compliance above health and wellness.

  8. Indian have taken WHO to court for misinformation on ivermetin, ivermetin works great in India and EU are treating sick and walking away from jabs by 20 th October this year. 😀

  9. I am also seeing the US trying to insert negative stories about Ivermectin. Maybe they are wanting to do something similar. The Governor of Florida opened up Monoclonal antibody stations all over the state about 2 weeks ago, and the hospitals have had plummeting numbers, so Biden cut the states supply in half!