Idaho Dispatch had the opportunity to interview Dr. Ryan Cole, a Central District Health Board nominee.
Dr. Cole has come under criticism for some of his beliefs, including the use of Ivermectin in treating Covid-19 patients. However, Cole has insisted that Ivermectin is helping in saving patient’s lives.
Idaho Dispatch’s goal is always to tell both sides of a story and to let people who are being criticized an opportunity to defend their position or correct information they believe has been wrongly applied to them.
The goal of Idaho Dispatch is not to agree or disagree with Cole or any other person we interview but to allow readers to hear information from various sources, even if those sources disagree, and then determine for themselves what and who they want to believe.
Click on the image below to watch our interview with Dr. Cole:
In the interview, Idaho Dispatch asks Cole about the drug and why he believes it helps fight Covid-19. Additionally, we ask him about the Food and Drug Administrations’ disapproval of Ivermectin as a drug to use against Covid-19.
Cole also mentions several documents that he wanted to share with those who want to review his statements on the mechanisms of Ivermectin and Fenofibrate. Here are those documents that also contain additional links to information on those topics (story continues below the documents):ivermectin mechanisms pdf
Fenofibrate mechanisms pdf
Some doctors disagree with Cole, and some doctors agree with Cole’s views and assessment of Ivermectin and its usage for Covid-19.
The FDA itself has approved Ivermectin for use in animals for deworming decades ago. Years after approving the usage of Ivermectin in animals, the FDA also approved it for use in humans for parasitic purposes, according to their website.
Recently, the FDA has warned Americans about the use of Ivermectin in treating Covid-19, which covers its approval and disapproval for various purposes.
For instance, the FDA says the following about Ivermectin and what they believe citizens need to know:
FDA has not approved ivermectin for use in treating or preventing COVID-19 in humans. Ivermectin tablets are approved at very specific doses for some parasitic worms, and there are topical (on the skin) formulations for head lice and skin conditions like rosacea. Ivermectin is not an anti-viral (a drug for treating viruses).
Taking large doses of this drug is dangerous and can cause serious harm.
If you have a prescription for ivermectin for an FDA-approved use, get it from a legitimate source and take it exactly as prescribed.
Never use medications intended for animals on yourself. Ivermectin preparations for animals are very different from those approved for humans.
The FDA goes on to state the following about how they have approved the use of Ivermectin:
Ivermectin tablets are approved by the FDA to treat people with intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis, two conditions caused by parasitic worms. In addition, some topical (on the skin) forms of ivermectin are approved to treat external parasites like head lice and for skin conditions such as rosacea.
Some forms of ivermectin are used in animals to prevent heartworm disease and certain internal and external parasites. It’s important to note that these products are different from the ones for people, and safe when used as prescribed for animals, only.
Finally, the FDA also says that Ivermectin can be unsafe, and here is why they say that it might be unsafe,
The FDA has not reviewed data to support use of ivermectin in COVID-19 patients to treat or to prevent COVID-19; however, some initial research is underway. Taking a drug for an unapproved use can be very dangerous. This is true of ivermectin, too.
There’s a lot of misinformation around, and you may have heard that it’s okay to take large doses of ivermectin. That is wrong.
Even the levels of ivermectin for approved uses can interact with other medications, like blood-thinners. You can also overdose on ivermectin, which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hypotension (low blood pressure), allergic reactions (itching and hives), dizziness, ataxia (problems with balance), seizures, coma and even death.
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Tags: Central District Health, Covid-19, Food and Drug Administration, Ivermectin, Ryan Cole