Some people might get confused by the following:
The box for Ivermectin says to take it on an empty stomach.
The recommendation from FLCCC protocol is to take it with or after a meal.
Dr DeMello says to take it on an empty stomach (in his specific instructions for dosage).
I had heard, on a FLCCC zoom call, the doctors re-iterating that it should be taken with a meal.
I am in group that is a mix of lay people and MDs, where they discuss protocols and studies. In that group, I saw this excellent comment (not from an MD, but from a Physics and Mathematics graduate of Princeton – hopefully his data is to be trusted):
“The reason for the confusion is that ivermectin was originally used for digestive parasites. If you take it on an empty stomach, then more of it stays in the intestines. That’s what you want for fighting parasites, so most labels that come with the drug will say take it on an empty stomach.
That’s right for parasites, but wrong for Covid. If you’re taking Ivermectin off-label for Covid, you want the exact opposite result – you want the maximum amount to be absorbed into the bloodstream and spread throughout the body. If you’re taking it for Covid, taking it with or after a fatty meal will give the best results by maximizing absorption into the bloodstream.”
Another comment stated that the blood level of Ivermectin is 2.5 times higher if taken with a meal.
Be well, do well, stay well!