The Truth About IVERMECTIN
—Jill Fandrich, PharmD, CRPh
FLCCC shares that, like penicillin and aspirin, ivermectin is a medication that derives from nature.
It has been used since the 1970s and has a long safety and efficacy track record. Ivermectin works by inhibiting the replication of COVID-19, flu, and many other viruses. It has also demonstrated effectiveness in preventing transmission of COVID-19 when taken before or even after exposure. It also acts to subdue the inflammation caused by COVID-19, lowers viral loads, protects against organ damage, and lowers the risk of hospitalization and death (Infected by Ralph LaGuardia, M.D.)
Although it was little known in advanced health economies before COVID, the drug has an incredible history of promoting health in underdeveloped countries. Approved for human use in 1987, it has been instrumental in tackling some of the world’s most harmful tropical diseases, such as Onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis (also known as Elephantiasis), strongyloidiasis, and scabies. It also effectively fights parasitic infestations in animals, which can be economically devastating to the livestock industry.
In addition to being an effective, broad-spectrum anti-parasitic, many healthcare professionals have been using ivermectin for decades to treat various other diseases.
“Few, if any, other drugs can rival ivermectin for its beneficial impact on human health and welfare,” wrote Andy Crump in The Journal of Antibiotics in 2017. For decades, Crump worked with Satoshi Ōmura, the Japanese microbiologist responsible for discovering ivermectin.
Ivermectin is one of the safest drugs known. It is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines, has been given over 4 billion times around the globe, and has won the Nobel Prize for its global and historic impacts in eradicating endemic parasitic infections in many parts of the world.
A growing evidence base of dozens of studies worldwide demonstrates ivermectin’s unique and highly potent ability to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication and aid in recovery from COVID-19. Based on this evidence and first-hand clinical observations, the FLCCC recommends its use as part of combination therapy in all stages of COVID-19. View the protocols for more information on specific strategies.
For comprehensive information on ivermectin please refer to the Review of the Emerging Evidence Supporting the Use of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19 and the included references.
While ivermectin is a remarkably safe drug with minimal adverse reactions (almost all minor), some potential drug-drug interactions should be reviewed before prescribing ivermectin. The most important drug-drug interactions occur with cyclosporin, tacrolimus, antiretroviral drugs, and certain antifungal drugs.
For a fuller review of the safety of ivermectin, see FLCCC Information Evidence for Safety of Ivermectin.
Knowledge is like ivermectin—a powerful tool that can eradicate the parasites of ignorance and misconception.
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