What is ivermectin?

April 30, 2021 13 mins to read

Ivermectin which belongs to the avermectin family, is a drug discovered over 50 years ago by Satoshi Omura and William Campbell (more information on the Ivermectin Wikipedia.) Ivermectin is one of the safest drugs known. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, is FDA-approved as an antiparasitic agent, has been given 3.7 billion times around the globe, and has won the Nobel prize in 2015 (see Mr. Campbells Nobel lecture video below) for its global and historic impacts in eradicating endemic parasitic infections in many parts of the world

more information on drugs.com

Ivermectin has been used on humans for decades to treat various parasites including head lice, scabies, and traditionally other human diseases caused by roundworms of ectoparasites. It’s also been used extensively in animals to treat parasitic infections like heartworm, acariasis, and others.

“the derivatives of which have radically lowered the incidence of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, as well as showing efficacy against an expanding number of other parasitic diseases”.”

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015″

Ivermectin Nobel Prize Lecture

Before taking ivermectin?

You should not use ivermectin if you are allergic to it.

To make sure ivermectin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • liver or kidney disease; or
  • cancer, HIV or AIDS, or other conditions that can weaken your immune system.

It is not known whether ivermectin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

Ivermectin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Ivermectin should not be given to a child who weighs less than 33 pounds (15 kg).

How to take ivermectin?

Ivermectin is traditionally taken orally (by mouth) for internal parasites, or applied to the skin for external infestations. Most ivermectin for animals is flavored and can be consumed just as you would food.

Can you consume ivermectin for animals?

Ivermectin used for veterinary application is the same ivermectin provided over the counter for human use, the dose and method of administering is the same. So YES, if you order ivermectin for an animal, you can also use it for a human, however the dose should be adjusted.

It is always recommended to consult your health care practitioner, prior to self-administering ivermectin for the treatment of a condition, this will also ensure you get the correct dose for your condition.

Ivermectin side effects

It is common for Ivermectin may make you feel dizzy. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. Be careful going up and down stairs.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to ivermectinhives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • eye pain or redness, puffy eyes, problems with your vision;
  • severe skin rash, itching, or rash with pus;
  • confusion, change in your mental status, balance problems, trouble walking;
  • fever, swollen glands, stomach pain, joint pain, swelling in your hands or feet;
  • fast heart rate, trouble breathing;
  • loss of bladder or bowel control;
  • neck or back pain, seizure (convulsions); or
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.

Common ivermectin side effects may include:

Some of the serious side effects include low blood pressure, inability to breathe and can also lead to liver damage.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Ivermectin side effects (more details).

How does ivermectin help in the prevention of covid?

The MAIN theory about ivermectin’s mechanism against covid19, is it blocks the imp alpha/beta1 transport mechanism, so SAR-CoV-19 can’t inject proteins into the cell nucleus that disable the cell’s immune response.

Is ivermectin safe to use for covid treatment?

FLCCC US Senate Hearing on Ivermectin Treatment

Ivermectin reduces COVID infection and death in india

Within may of 2021, India began widespread ivermectin treatment protocols for both prophylaxis (prevention of infection) and treatment of COVID infection. As son as India began the Ivermectin treatments, a massive statistical drop in COVID infections and death was evident.


Reporter Pleads for Ivermectin’s life saving treatment of COVID infection


Studies on Ivermectin for Covid treatment

information from the FLCC Alliance and covid19criticalcare.com

For an up-to-date overview of all published studies on ivermectin in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 we recommend visiting  c19ivermectin.com; in addition, a meta-analysis of all studies can be found at  ivmmeta.com (constantly updated).

A majority of the studies (until January 12, 2021) were included in the FLCCC comprehensive  Review of the Emerging Evidence Supporting the Use of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19, and a brief summary of the studies at that time can be found in the accompanying  One-page summary of the scientific review on ivermectin.

One Page Summary of Clinical Trials Evidence for ivermectin in COVID-19


Ivermectin inhibits SARS-CoV-2 Replication

The FDA approved drug ivermectin inhibits replication of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

If your doctor refuses to prescribe ivermectin even if requested by the patient/caregiver print off this NIH statement and use it to petition your case.


Review of the Emerging Evidence Demonstrating the Efficacy of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19


Global Medical & Scientific Experts Call Upon World Governments to Act Now to Save Lives


Studies on Ivermectin for prophylaxis (prevention) of COVID-19 infection

  1. A study on A COVID-19 prophylaxis? Lower incidence associated with prophylactic administration of ivermectin found “countries with routine mass drug administration of prophylactic chemotherapy including ivermectin have a significantly lower incidence of COVID-19.”

Studies on Ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19 symptoms

  1. A five-day course of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 may reduce the duration of illness – A study of patients hospitalized in Dhaka, Bangladesh found “A 5-day course of ivermectin was found to be safe and effective in treating adult patients with mild COVID-19. “
  2. A study on the Therapeutic potential of ivermectin as add on treatment in COVID 19: A systematic review and meta-analysis “adding ivermectin led to significant clinical improvement compared to usual therapy”
  3. A study on Ivermectin, a new candidate therapeutic against SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 found “Ivermectin exerts broad-spectrum antiviral activity against several animal and human viruses, including both RNA and DNA viruses. As SARS-CoV-2 is an RNA virus, the antiviral activity of ivermectin may be mediated through the inhibition of importin α/β-mediated nuclear transport of viral proteins.”

How to legally force hospitals to provide ivermectin, for your loved one with severe COVID symptoms

When advocating for a loved one to receive treatment from older drugs such as ivermectin, the best way is to get a prescription from your family doctor. By obtaining a prescription from your family doctor the ivermectin treatment becomes 100% legal and the hospital cannot legally refuse treatment because by law medical physicians are allowed to prescribe drugs for “off-label” use.

If you obtain a prescription from your family doctor, then bring that along with any documentation on covid ivermectin treatment, and file a court order.

Ivermectin wins in court | miraculous recovery of severe covid patients

from the desertreview.com

“Ralph Lorigo is the lawyer who now has won three court orders forcing New York hospitals to administer Ivermectin to dying patients. Incredibly, these three hospitals and their lawyers fought against the patients, arguing they did not have the right to receive the drug despite a valid prescription written by their doctors. In essence, the argument was that they did not have the right to try a potentially life-saving medication.

“This lady was on a ventilator, literally on her deathbed, before she was given this drug. As far as we’re concerned, the judge’s order saved this woman’s life.”

from the desertreview.com

In each of the three cases, the New York State Supreme Court Justices sided with the patient, and in each of the three cases, the patients made near-miraculous recoveries after the Ivermectin was given. In each case, these patients were in the Intensive Care Unit on ventilators, unable to breathe on their own, and universally, after the drug was given, they rapidly improved and were able to breathe on their own.”

Practicing physician recovers within 24hrs after taking ivermectin regiment

“As a practicing physician, general internist, I contracted Covid about 2 weeks ago. Started right away with hydroxychloroquine, zinc and Z-Pak. After lying in bed for 1 week without much clinical improvement. I subsequently started on ivermectin regiment per Dr. Pierre Kory, MD from FLCCC. Within 24 hours, I felt better. And after the second dose, I was 80% back to baseline. Without ivermectin, I would certainly be admitted to the hospital and who knows what happened after that. Trust me, while laying in bed fighting for your life, you get to read a lot of research. This one saved mine. Thank you.”

John Reed says ivermectin “saved his life”

John Reed is one of those patients. He’s recovering at Broward Health Medical Center after being treated with the cocktail including Ivermectin. 

“I’m blessed with God, I’m blessed surely with my doctor, I’m definitely blessed with my nurses because they are wonderful staff and I’m blessed with that medicine because I didn’t know it was gonna happen…It saved my life, trust me it saved my life.””

Reed via via FaceTime from his hospital bed in Broward Health Medical Center

Judith Smentkiewicz goes to court to for ivermectin treatment and saves 80yr old mother diagnosed with covid

Family members of an 80-year-old woman, Judith Smentkiewicz, did their own research after their mother was diagnosed with COVID and put on a ventilator, where she was only given a 20% chance to live.

They read about Ivermectin and convinced one of the doctors in the ICU of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital to let her try it. Their mother began to make a miraculous recovery with Ivermectin treatment.

Shortly after their mother was moved to another section of the hospital where new doctors refused to continue ivermectin treatment. Amazingly, the hospital did not back down even when faced with a fight in court. They defended their right to deny this woman life-saving medication so they could effectively kill her!

We did a lot of our own research, we read about Ivermectin … The results sounded very promising, and we decided we had to try something different,” Michael Smentkiewicz said. “We pressured the doctor in the ICU to give it to her. He finally agreed.

On Jan. 2, Smentkiewicz was given her first dose of Ivermectin, and according to court papers filed by her family, she made “a complete turnaround.

In less than 48 hours, my mother was taken off the ventilator, transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit, sitting up on her own and communicating,” Kulbacki said in a court affidavit.

But after her mother was transferred to another hospital wing away from the ICU, doctors in that unit refused to give her any more doses of the drug, and her condition quickly declined, the family said in court papers.

We were astounded when they refused to give her any more doses,” Michael Smentkiewicz said. That’s why I called Ralph Lorigo and we took the hospital to court.

Kaleida Health, which operates the hospital, opposed the family’s request in court. Lorigo said Kaleida attorney Michael J. Roach argued to Judge Nowak that doctors – and not the courts – should be making decisions about medical care.

On Jan. 8, Nowak ordered the hospital to “immediately administer the drug Ivermectin” to Smentkiewicz, court papers show.

But the judge also told us verbally that Judith’s family doctor would have to write a prescription for Ivermectin, which he did,” Lorigo said. “In 46 years as an attorney, I’ve never seen another case where a family had to get a court order to continue a treatment that had already been started by a hospital.

This lady was on a ventilator, literally on her deathbed, before she was given this drug,” Lorigo told The Buffalo News about Smentkiewicz, a Cheektowaga resident. “As far as we’re concerned, the judge’s order saved this woman’s life.

After judge orders hospital to use experimental Covid-19 treatment, woman recovers.

What is the correct dose of ivermectin for prophylaxis of covid?

The required dose of ivermectin depends on your unique biology and the condition you are attempting to treat. As such it is always best to be advised on the dose, by a health care practitioner.

Take ivermectin on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.

Ivermectin is usually given as a single dose. Take this medicine with a full glass of water.

Never take ivermectin in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label.

What other drugs will effect ivermectin?

Other drugs may interact with ivermectin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using. Ivermectin drug interactions (more detail)

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