IMPERIAL COUNTY — After a year of treating COVID-19 on the Imperial Valley frontlines, which included the months the County was the virus epicenter of California, two doctors — Dr. George Fareed and Dr. Brian Tyson — have moderated their treatment. The treatment changes are based on latest results by other frontline doctors and what they have observed personally.

The following are the drug abbreviations:

HCQ = hydroxychloroquine

IVM = Ivermectin 

ZN = Zinc Sulfate

DOXY = Doxycycline

AZM = Azithromycin

ASA = Apirin

D3 = Vitamin D3

Dosages 

HCQ 200mg tabs # 16

ZN 22O mg (or zinc elemental 50mg) # 16

DOXY- 100 mg # 14 or AZM- 500mg # 5 or Z-pak)

IVM  3mg tabs # 15 - 20

ASA 325 mg tabs # 30

D3 5,000 iu # 30

Fareed/Tyson COVID-19 treatment protocols:

Day 1 — HCQ 2 tabs twice a day

 ZN capsule or tab twice a day

DOXY capsule twice a day or AZM tab one per day

IVM 12 - 18 mg on day 1 and on day 3

ASA 325mg and D3 5000 iu daily

Days 2-5 — HCQ tab 3 times a day

ZN cap or tab 2 times a day

DOXY capsule twice a day or AZM tab one per day

ASA 325mg and D3 5000 iu daily

IVM 12 - 18 mg on day 5 if symptoms warrant 

If respiratory symptoms increase:

Prednisone 40 - 60mg daily x 5-7 days or Dexamethasone 4 mg twice a day if Oxygen saturation less than 94 percent or wheezing or shortness of breath

Budesonide 0.5-1mg/2ml vía nebulizer twice a day

Colchicine 0.6mg twice a day x3 days then 0.6mg daily x 10 days

Fluvoxamine 100mg bid x 5 days

D3 5000 iu daily

Pepcid 20 mg daily

Continue ASA325mg daily

Alternative C19 Early Treatment Regimen:

Start if you get COVID-19

Days 1-5 — HCQ tab (200 mg) twice a day for 5 days

IVM 3mg tabs take 18 mg (6 tabs) by mouth daily for 2 days minimum and continue the same dose (18 mg) daily until recovered for up to maximum 5 days (take no more than 5 total doses of IVM)

Take HCQ 1 tab every week on the same day until pandemic is over.

If respiratory symptoms increase (worsen):

Prednisone 40 - 60mg daily x 5-7 days or Dexamethasone 4mg twice a day if Oxygen saturation less than 94 percent or wheezing or shortness of breath worsening.

Budesonide 0.5-1mg/2ml vía nebulizer twice a day

Colchicine 0.6mg twice a day x3 days then 0.6mg daily x 10 days

Fluvoxamine 100mg bid x 5 days

D3 5000 iu daily

Pepcid 20 mg daily

Continue daily ASA 325mg

Zinc 50mg daily

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