The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has said Hydrogen Peroxide has not been approved by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) for the prevention and treatment of Coronavirus.
Their statement follows recent media publications on the use of hydrogen peroxide to prevent Covid-19, which has led to panic buying and shortages of the product from pharmacy outlets.
A statement issued by the GMA on Thursday February 4 said “The general public is advised to handle the product as any other medicinal product and that the misuse of same could lead to serious physical and undesirable medical consequences.
“The public is also advised to consult appropriate health professionals (prescribers) before they purchase such products.”
It also stressed that “Presently, Hydrogen Peroxide has not been approved, authorized or recommended by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) (Ghana), Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ministry of Health (MoH), World Health Organization or any other reputable international drug and health regulatory body for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19.”
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