Please carefully read all of the following information since many of the common questions posed to us have been answered below. Answers to additional questions are available in our FAQ section.
Go to the hospital if your oxygen level is low or you have difficulty breathing.
If you need ivermectin (or other medication such as fluvoxamine) please try to enlighten your family doctor by following these steps:
A. Share the following two documents with your doctor/healthcare provider:
i) The CCCA’s “Dear Doctor” letter
ii) The FLCCC-authored COVID treatment guidance document: “An overview of the MATH+, I MASK+ and I-RECOVER Protocols: A Guide to the Management of COVID-19” ii . Review with your family physician/other healthcare provider who best knows your medical history, your current health status, and any COVID test results.
B. Ask your doctor/healthcare provider about obtaining an off-label prescription for the medication(s) that best suit your condition and interests. If your doctor is “ivermectin-hesitant” or “fluvoxamine-hesitant”, not wanting to prescribe anything “off-label”, share this reference iii from the Canadian Senate, which states that “Once approved for sale in this country by Health Canada, drugs can be prescribed to whomever, for whatever purpose and in the dosage that is determined by the health professional to be in the best interest of their patients“. And while this Senate guidance states that this freedom of off-label prescription is subject to provincial/territorial considerations that regulate the practice of medicine, the Senate guidance also states that “[g]enerally, physicians are at liberty to prescribe in a manner that is in their patients’ best interests. Physicians and pharmacists are responsible for informing patients about the potential side effects of the drugs that are prescribed to them and for discussing drug interactions and contraindications. In principle, off-label prescribing should be appropriate and accompanied by disclosure of any additional relevant information”. The Senate states further that a “study conducted in Quebec that suggested 11% of all drugs prescribed are for conditions that are not covered by the regulatory approval for the drugs from Health Canada.”
C. If your doctor/healthcare provider has any questions about any of this information or advice, have them contact us at [email protected] for referral to our medical and scientific experts for further support.
If you have COVID-19 and feel you need emergency care, call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.
If you have COVID-19 but do not need emergency care, try to be treated by your family doctor/health care provider following the advice in Section 2 above. If you still NEED HELP, email us at [email protected] and in the subject line, say SICK NOW and give your province/territory, and telephone number. We have limited capacity to match patients with doctors who are familiar with out-patient treatment strategies, including prescribing ivermectin.
SPECIAL NOTE: For those in Alberta and British Columbia – please be advised that the situation has become particularly demanding for us right now in these provinces where the number of incoming requests from people who are “Sick Now” with symptoms of COVID-19 have recently far surpassed our available resources. For this reason we are currently unable to fulfill any new requests for COVID-19 care assistance from these regions until we clear the backlog. We hope to be able to resolve this situation when we open our nationwide telehealth clinic (see item 11 below).
Early treatment is critical so help yourself while waiting for medical care.
A. Print and follow the instructions for one of the “Early Outpatient Protocol” from www.c19protocols.com, such as the FLCCC’s “iMASK+” protocol iv. In addition to the ivermectin (and fluvoxamine), are the following ingredients that you should be able to get at a drug store: vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, quercetin, melatonin, aspirin (unless contraindicated) and a nasal/oral rinse. Details for types of gargle and nasal rinse product, how much, how often, and when to take all of these at-home ingredients, are described in the protocol. Read all the details and follow the instructions.
B. The best outcomes are experienced when you begin treatment immediately upon onset of first symptoms or confirmation of positive test (whichever happens first). Every hour counts, especially with highly transmissible variants, so start at-home treatment asap.
We know of several local and regional pharmacies that have compounding capabilities, and several Canadian pharmacies that will ship across Canada, contact us for further assistance if needed at [email protected].
Unfortunately, at this time we do not have the capacity to treat these problems; please consult your family doctor/healthcare professional who has promoted vaccinations. Federal government advice (and provincial links) on registering potential adverse effects is available at this website v.
If your doctor or healthcare professional is refusing or hesitant to prescribe any medications for at-home COVID care, consider sharing the Dear Doctor letter and the FLCCC COVID Management Guide directly with your pharmacist and ask your pharmacist to enlighten your doctor. Many pharmacists who can be especially helpful in providing patient-centred care are those who offer “compounding” services. These specialists are specifically trained and equipped to prepare compounded drug formulations of pure bulk ivermectin, if commercially-marketed tablets are placed on back-order by brand owners. Pharmacists have the credentials, and oftentimes the positive relationships with doctors, to send doctors messages advising them that compounded ivermectin is indeed available, and is effective for prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Pharmacists have a professional responsibility to advocate for their patients.
There are lots of COVID prevention and early treatment options. A wide variety of resources about treatment guides and proposed protocols for COVID prevention, early at-home treatment, and long-haul treatment options, is available at these worthy third-party websites, www.c19protocols.com , www.covexit.com, www.treatearly.org. Many healthcare professionals, including functional doctors, naturopaths, and pharmacists, are also aware of, and promote, the usefulness of nutraceuticals, botanicals, exercise, and other lifestyle choices for immune-boosting purposes in times of anxiety, stress and illness. A valuable guidance document is “The Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19: Virus Specific Nutraceutical and Botanical Agents vii, available from the Institute for Functional Medicine (ifm.org). Other important health and wellness advice continues to be added to the CCCA website. But you need to educate yourself, build and execute a plan that boosts your immune system. Don’t wait until you test positive or get sick.
If your doctor/healthcare provider is against the use of ivermectin and your pharmacist can’t help, consider providing your doctor/healthcare provider with a copy of this scientific paper explaining “Dr. Chetty’s protocol” viii. This paper was prepared with help from several of CCCA’s scientific and medical professionals in an effort to help healthcare professionals understand the nature and value of this alternative at-home COVID treatment plan. As this particular protocol does not require ivermectin, and uses other drugs that are prescribed more regularly by Canadian doctors, it is hoped that use of this alternative treatment protocol may be more readily accepted by your family doctor or other healthcare provider, thus reducing the potential ill effects from COVID-19
For anyone who may be considering using animal grade ivermectin (e.g., swallowing certain quantities of veterinary-grade injectable liquids such as “Ivomec” or oral horse pastes such as “Bimectin”), we are aware that this option to access inexpensive ivermectin has become a somewhat popular topic and we have seen it discussed in a variety of social media groups such as this one ix on Facebook. Although we believe the active pharmaceutical ingredient in veterinary ivermectin liquids and pastes is identical to that used in human-grade ivermectin tablets, we know that differences exist in ivermectin concentrations, and we know that veterinary grade formulations may also contain other veterinary antiparasitic active agents (especially when the word “Gold” or “Plus” is used in the product name) and will contain other non-medicinal ingredients, (like corn oil, polysorbate 80, unknown “apple flavour”, propylene glycol, glycerol, and other solvents and vehicles) that are not present in the human grade formulations. Because of obvious liabilities, the CCCA cannot recommend or give advice on whether or how people can use any drugs that have not been approved for human use including veterinary grade ivermectin.
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REFERENCES AND LINKS
ii https://covid19criticalcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FLCCC-Protocols-%E2%80%93-A-Guide-to-the-Management-of COVID-19.pdf
v https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/immunization/reporting-adverse-events-following-immunization/user-guide completion-submission-aefi-reports.html
vii https://www.ifm.org/news-insights/the-functional-medicine-approach-to-covid-19-virus-specific-nutraceutical-and-botanical agents/