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0.4- 0.6 mg/kg – one dose daily for 5 days or until recovered. Ivermectin is best taken with a meal or just following a meal (greater absorption).
Ivermectin has a number of potentially serious drug-drug interactions; please check for potential drug interactions at Ivermectin-Drug-Interactions –
Drugs.com. The most important drug-drug interactions occur with cyclosporin, tacrolimus, anti-retroviral drugs, and certain antifungal drugs. The safety of ivermectin in pregnancy has not been determined.
Vitamin D3 5,000 IU daily (125 mcg). Vitamin D insufficiency has been associated with an increased risk of acquiring COVID-19 and from dying from the disease.
Vitamin C 500 – 1,000 mg and Quercetin 250 mg (or mixed flavonoid supplement) twice daily. Due to the possible drug interaction between quercetin and ivermectin (see below) these drugs should not be taken simultaneously (i.e., should be staggered morning and night).
It should be noted that in vitro studies have demonstrated that quercetin and other flavonoids interfere with thyroid hormone synthesis at multiple steps in the synthetic pathway. The use of quercetin has rarely been associated with hypothyroidism. The effect on thyroid function may be dose dependent, hence for chronic prophylactic use we suggest that the lowest dose be taken. Quercetin should be used with caution in patients with hypothyroidism and TSH levels should be monitored. It should also be noted quercetin may have important drug-drug interactions; the most important drug-drug interaction is with cyclosporin and tacrolimus.
Melatonin (slow release): 10 mg at night. Melatonin has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulating and metabolic effects. The slow release form minimizes risk of bad dreams.
Zinc 75–100 mg/day (elemental zinc). Zinc is essential for innate and adaptive immunity.In addition, Commercial zinc supplements contain 7 to 80 mg of elemental zinc, and are commonly formulated as zinc oxide or salts with acetate, gluconate, and sulfate. 220 mg zinc sulfate contains 50 mg elemental zinc.
Monitoring Blood Oxygen Levels
In symptomatic patients, monitoring with home pulse oximetry is recommended (due to asymptomatic hypoxia). Multiple readings should be taken over the course of the day, and a downward trend should be regarded as ominous.
Using an oximeter:
- Use the index or middle finger
- Only accept values associated with a strong pulse signal
- Observe readings for 30–60 seconds to identify the most common value
- Remove nail polish from the finger on which measurements are made
- Warm cold extremities prior to measurement
Inhaled steam supplemented with antimicrobial essential oils (e.g VapoRub™ inhalations) has been demonstrated to have virucidal activity. Antiseptic-antimicrobial mouthwashes (chlorhexidine, povidone-iodine, cetylpyridinium
chloride and the combination of eucalyptus, menthol and thymol [Listerine™]) have been shown to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication and to reduce viral load in research studies. A mouthwash containing cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) has broad antimicrobial properties and has been shown to be effective in controlling gingivitis and gingival plaque. An in-vitro study demonstrated that CPC was highly viricidal against a human coronavirus. In a primary prophylaxis study, a povidone-iodine throat spray administered three times daily proved to be highly effective in reducing the risk of laboratory confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. In patients with symptomatic disease treated at home with a 1% povidone iodine mouthwash/gargle together with nasal and eye drops resulted in a dramatic reduction in morbidly, hospitalization
and death. A nasal spray with 1% povidone-iodine (for example Immune Mist ™)
administered 2-3 times per day is recommended in postexposure prophylaxis and in
symptomatic patients (early phase of COVID-19 infection). Due to low level systemic
absorption povidone-iodine nasal spray should not be used for longer than 5-7 days in pregnant women.