Study of 33 LongCovid Patients
First, a study was conducted by Gustavo Aguirre-Chang on 33 persons with LongCovid. Here’s the study protocol:
“Ivermectin was administered at a dose of 0.2 mg per kilogram of body weight per day for 2 days. If patients still had symptoms after the 2 doses, 2 additional days of Ivermectin treatment were given at the same dose. For cases with moderate symptoms, a dose of 0.4 mg per kilogram of body weight was prescribed for 2 days, followed by 0.2 mg per kilogram of body weight for 2 additional days. If a patient continued to have symptoms after the fourth day of treatment, more doses of Ivermectin were indicated. Treatment then continued for additional days until either clinical improvement was observed, or there was no longer further clinical improvement with treatment.” Study Link
In summary, patients with mild symptoms of LongCovid were given 0.2 mg of ivermectin per kg of body weight for 2 days. If symptoms continued, 2 additional days of treatment at the same dosage were given.
For cases of LongCovid with moderate symptoms, 0.4 mg of ivermectin per kg of body weight was given for 2 days. Then, over the next 2 days, the lower dose of 0.2 mg/kg was used. If these patients continued to have symptoms after the 4 days of treatment, more days of treatment at 0.2 mg/kg were given.
“RESULTS: 33 adult patients with Persistent or Post-Acute Symptoms of COVID-19 were treated with Ivermectin. In 94% of the 33 patients, clinical improvement to some degree (partial or total) was observed after 2 doses of Ivermectin. Total improvement (without any symptoms) was observed in 87.9% of the patients after the 2 daily doses of Ivermectin. In 12.1% of patients whose symptoms had not been completely resolved after the first 2 doses, additional doses of Ivermectin treatment were administered according to the protocol, and total clinical resolution of symptoms was observed in 94% of cases.” Study Link
In other words, 29 of the 33 LongCovid patients were completely without any symptoms after only 2 days of treatment (whether at the higher or lower dosage, or both is not stated). Then two more patients, for a total of 31 out of 33 patients, reached total resolution of all symptoms with just two more days of treatment. That is a 94% success rate in treating LongCovid in only 4 days or less.
* Take ivermectin with food, preferably, when using for Covid-19 or LongCovid.
Treatment Protocol for LongCovid
Dr. Gustavo Aguirre-Chang then developed and used a treatment protocol for persons with LongCovid. He used this protocol to treat over 300 patients. Here is the protocol: Aguirre-Chang Treatment Protocol for LongCovid (Longhaulers)
Dr. Chang stated to Dr. Pierre Kory in an interview of Kory by Dr. Mobeen Syed that Chang has treated about 300 LongCovid patients with this protocol, with 75 to 85% success rate.
The protocol is summarized as follows:
1. For persons who weigh 95 kg or less (209 lbs or less), take aspirin at a rate of 300 to 325 mg per day. You could take 100 mg three times a day after each meal, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Or you could take 150 mg twice a day, once after breakfast and again after dinner.
For persons who weigh more than 95 kg (more than 209 lbs), take a total of 600 to 650 mg of aspirin per day, divided into two or three doses, one dose after each meal. So that would be 200 mg three times a day at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for a total of 600 mg of aspirin per day. Or you could take 325 mg after breakfast and another 325 mg after dinner, for a total of 650 mg of aspirin per day.
2. After taking the aspirin for two days, for the next five days take both aspirin and ivermectin. Continue taking the aspirin at the above dosage. So you will end up taking the aspirin for a total of 7 days. Also take ivermectin for 5 days, beginning on the third day of taking the aspirin.
Ivermectin dosage for those with mild symptoms of LongCovid is 0.2 mg of ivermectin per kg of body weight once a day after dinner.
Ivermectin dosage for those with moderate symptoms of LongCovid is 0.2 to 0.3 mg of iv per kg of body weight twice a day, once after breakfast and again after dinner.
3. Take 40 mg famotidine three times a day (every 8 hours) for the same 7 days as you are taking the aspirin. During the last 5 of the 7 days, you will also be taking the ivermectin.
Before beginning this treatment, write down your LongCovid symptoms. We will call that level of symptoms “100%”. Every two days during the treatment, write down whether your symptoms have increased or decreased as a percentage, such as “day 2, symptoms are now 80% instead of 100%” or “day 4, symptoms are now 70%” etc. IF BY THE 7th Day of treatment, your symptoms have improved by 40%, i.e. your symptoms are now 60% as compared to before treatment began, then continue taking the above regimen of aspirin, ivermectin, and famotidine until either symptoms are gone, or there is no further improvement. Remember to keep writing down your improvement of symptoms (or lack of improvement) every 2 days.
In the complete protocol here: Aguirre-Chang Treatment Protocol for LongCovid (Longhaulers), there is also an extensive set of dietary recommendations. Do not take the baking soda recommendation; take the famotidine instead.
The above treatment (aspirin, ivermectin, famotidine) has been used to treat over 300 persons with LongCovid with a 75% to 85% success rate.
Calculating Ivermectin Dosage
When a treatment says “0.2 mg/kg” the meaning is 0.2 mg of the medication, in this case ivermectin, per kg of body weight. Sometimes the amount is stated at “200 µg/kg” or “200 mcg/kg”, all of which has the same dosing level. 200 micrograms (written as “mcg” or as “µg”) is the same as 0.2 mg. A 1000 micrograms is one milligram.
To calculate, take your body weight in pounds, e.g. 203 lbs, and divide by 2.2 to get your weight in kilograms:
203 divided by 2.2 equals 92.27 kg. You can round to the nearest kg as the exact body weight is not crucial, which gives us 92 kg. Then to find 0.2 mg/kg multiply 0.2 times 92 which equals 18.4 mg of ivermectin.
There is also a chart for dosage of ivermectin per lb or kg of body weight on this page. After clicking the link, choose the PDF file for your language. There will be a chart for mg of ivermectin per lb or kg of body weight. As you can see from the chart, the exact dosage is not crucial.
So you don’t need to take 18.4 mg, you could just take 18 mg. In fact, you could round up to the nearest 3 mg. Most ivermectin pills are either 3 mg per pill or 6 mg per pill or 12 mg per pill. Cutting the pill in half or in quarters will give you the right dosage.
Some treatment protocols use a dosage between 0.2 and 0.3 mg/kg. In that case, simply calculate 0.2 mg/kg and 0.3 mg/kg and then choose a dosage between the two numbers. If 0.2 mg/kg is 14 mg, then 0.3 mg/kg will be 50% higher, which is 21 mg. You could then take 18 mg as a dosage between 0.2 and 0.3 mg/kg.
Ivermectin is a very safe medication which has been taken by billions of persons since its first use in medicine in the 1980’s. It is given out to children of 33 lbs (15 kg) or more, as well as to adults. It is on the WHO list of essential medicines for children, as well as on the WHO list of essential medicines for adults. So when calculating a dosage, do not be afraid to round up.
For the above LongCovid protocol, if you weigh 230 lbs and have moderate symptoms of LongCovid, then you would take a dose between 0.2 and 0.3 mg/kg TWICE a day. Let’s calculate that dosage as an example.
230 lbs / 2.2 = 105 kg
105 x 0.2 = 21 mg at 0.2 mg/kg
105 x 0.3 = 31.5 mg at 0.3 mg/kg
The dosage is between 0.2 and 0.3 mg/kg twice a day, so you would take 24 mg of ivermectin twice a day. That would be two 12 mg pills twice a day for a daily total of 48 mg of ivermectin. The dosing is based on body weight and on having moderate instead of mild symptoms.
For the same body weight and mild symptoms of LongCovid, you would take 0.2 mg/kg once a day, which is 21 mg. But in that case it would be safe to round up to 24 mg once a day, or even to round down to 18 mg once a day, it if it is difficult to cut the pills.
To obtain a prescription for ivermectin, see this article on where to find ivermectin. It includes sources of physicians who believe that ivermectin is effective against Covid-19 and/or against LongCovid, and who might be willing to treat you via telemedicine.
Get healthy. Stay healthy. Do not give up hope.
See also these lectures by Dr. Mobeen Syed and also here on his main site.
Ronald L. Conte Jr.
“an author, not a doctor”
Given that CFS and long-covid are so similar it seems like the next step should be trying the protocol on people with CFS.
Yes! One physician reported that a LongCovid patient recovered from CFS when given ivermectin for Covid.
Here’s the link to the discussion of the case. Please spread the word.
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