Salinomycin


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Dangers of Salinomycin in Humans

Because of the severe toxicity of salinomycin in several animals, the drug was never tested and validated for human use. Scientists suspect It has the potential to cause severe heart and muscle problems. Prescribing the correct amount of salinomycin and establishing safe dosing schedules for humans are not possible without further data. A major concern is how quickly the toxicity and overdose may occur. Salinomycin is rapidly absorbed and metabolized in animals. It is quickly eliminated from the body and there is little residue of the compound in cattle a few days after ingestion. Scientists would have to figure out this quick absorption and elimination would affect humans.

The manner in which salinomycin destroys bacteria is different from how it destroys cancer stem cells. It is still too ricky for human use. Extensive research must be completed on the drug and its possible side effects before clinical trials in humans could be attempted.

 

 

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