Covid, Ivermectin and More
Disclaimer: None of this is to be taken as medical advice. We’re not doctors here. Just sharers of info. You are the only person who can be fully responsible for your own condition. Evaluate the data accordingly.
What is Ivermectin?
Ivermectin (IVM) is a popular, pre-existing drug that’s been prescribed about 4 billion times with very few side effects. So it’s globally recognized as being generally safe. It has also been found to greatly reduce chances of getting Covid and/or lessen symptoms remarkably if someone does become infected.
One of the better overviews we have seen is this short video below with biologist Bret Weinstein of the DarkHorse Podcast, who is arguably one of the most knowledgeable people on Ivermectin (IVM) and it’s efficacy and safety with Covid-19 (in any case he’s not a bad place to start).
How can I get it?
You need a prescription. You can get one a number of ways, keeping in mind some doctors are limited to certain states. Here are some known ways to acquire IVM:
www.pushhealth.com – This is a national telemedicine platform so you should be able to get a prescription in a number of states.
CNL Medical (Florida only) – They respond very quickly but only prescribe curative doses if you already have contracted Covid (no longer prescribing preventative scripts). They don’t ask for verification of infection as far as we can tell.
NOTE: they are using PushHealth.com to interface with the world, but they are just one of the many providers on PushHealth.com.
Or you can try American’s Frontline Doctors.
Another resource is ReliableRX.com.
Hey Cali people, here’s another list which spans multiple states and California is one of them! We have not verified if all doctors listed are still prescribing it.
You can also contact Lung Center of America using these instructions (PDF) from our friend Sean Burke who is part of FLCCC Alliance.
NOTE: If your pharmacy doesn’t have IVM, find one that does and then do this.
How does Ivermectin Work?
“Ivermectin…can prevent viral proteins from entering the nucleus of the infected cell. This prevents the virus from making copies of itself, stopping the spread of the virus within the body. …
“The dosage needed for this effect is the same as the dosage used prior to Covid-19, when ivermectin was used in over a billion persons to safely treat parasitic infections: 0.2 milligrams of ivermectin per kilogram of body weight.” –Covid.us.org
Make sure you get a coupon from GoodRX.com. You can save a substantial amount of money. When the author got his script, it was going to cost over $300 to fill. After the GoodRX.com coupon, that came down to about $80.
Pro tip: your coupon has to be the same # of pills and milligrams as your script or it might not be accepted!
Monoclonal Antibody Treatment
“Monoclonal antibody treatments (MAB) can prevent hospitalization or death in high-risk patients with COVID-19 and are widely available in Florida.
“Individuals 12 years and older who are high-risk, that have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19, are eligible for this treatment. Treatment is free and vaccination status does not matter.” Learn more here.
(NOTE: Per medical personnel we spoke to our our local hospital, this treatment is most effective before 7 days have passed since infection.)
Other states including California:
Monoclonal ABs ARE approved for use in California, although Cali residents don’t seem to be aware of it.
This map shows locations in USA which have received Monoclonal AB product.
California – Best Monoclonal page I was able to find.
What’s the right dose of Ivermectin?
Follow the prescription from your actual doctor (since we aren’t doctors).
To calculate how many 3 mg pills one would normally take, divide body weight by the number 33.
The above is just a rule of thumb that can be confirmed by searching the web and it can be helpful when wanting to make sure you’re taking the right dosage. Your doctor’s prescription may be slightly different of course.
Where can I find more info about Ivermectin and treating Covid?
This page from the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care (FLCCC) Alliance contains some excellent information on Ivermectin.
Some of the info on that page includes:
- Info to share with doctors
- Lists of pharmacies which will fill IVM scripts
- Various videos
Even More info…
This is a regularly updated metanalysis containing all the latest research on IVM and Covid-19.
Here’s another one too.
Definition of “metanalysis” in case you aren’t familiar with that term:
“A meta-analysis is a survey in which the results of the studies included in the review are statistically similar and are combined and analyzed as if they were one study.”