Is Ivermectin safe for humans?
- Has been FDA approved for about 40 years.
- Appears to be a rather safe substance when
- Used at FDA-approved doses
- Under the supervision of a physician
- Drug databases checked for potential drug-drug reactions
- Human version from human pharmacy
What Is Ivermectin FDA-approved for in human use?
- Not FDA approved for COVID
- Oral use as tablet for intestinal parasites
- Can be used as Lotion for head lice or tablets for scabies
Follow-Up: off-label usage is this common in medicine
- Example: ivermectin has anti-inflammatory properties.
- May be a mechanism of action that brings clinical improvement.
- Studies needed to evaluate how well ivermectin works in this fashion
Why shouldn’t humans just take the veterinary version – is it the exact same drug at a different dose, or is the one approved for veterinary purposes in any way different?
- Drugs formulated for large animals, like horses and cows, often have a really high concentration of the active ingredient that is appropriate for an animal of that weight.
- Use of concentrated veterinary products have a much higher chance of overdosing and toxicity.
- Such a large dose can be “highly toxic” in humans, who weigh hundreds of pounds less than livestock
- Inactive ingredients in drugs formulated for animals have not been studied for safety in humans or have only been studied in much lower quantities.
- Could make the active ingredient (i.e., ivermectin) even more potent and potentially harmful.
Do I know people who have used Ivermectin for COVID?
- Anecdotal reports patients obtained Ivermectin Rx and reported feeling much better w/in 24-48 hours → though not FDA approved for this
- Yes, though patients who used our COVID-19 natural treatment protocols also reported feeling much better in 24-48 hours
Have you been prescribing Ivermectin for COVID? No,
- Most comfortable recommending our COVID-19 protocols
- Used to support a strong, but not too strong, immune response
- Zinc and vitamin D levels are optimized!
- Symptoms/signs of inflammation start to appear: supplements like quercetin, curcumin, and high dose omega 3 fatty acids
Are there other pharmaceutical interventions being used?
- If needed, monoclonal antibodies appear to be a reasonable and successful approach to prevent worsening COVID-19 symptoms