April 10, 2023

Ivermectin for Dog Lymphoma? Nope | Dr. Brooke Britton #211

Ivermectin for Dog Lymphoma? Nope | Dr. Brooke Britton #211

Ivermectin is great for parasitic infections in dogs. Ivermectin as a cancer treatment? Not so much.

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Caller Debbie has gotten her dog with lymphoma through chemo, and he is in remission. But she has some questions after someone recommended that she put her dog on ivermectin as a follow-up to chemo.

Oncologist Brooke Britton weighs in with the issues with the limited research on ivermectin and cancer, plus the very real risks of giving this drug for extended periods of time or at high doses.

Related Links:

What to Know About Lymphoma podcast episode

Tanovea: The First FDA-Approved Dog Lymphoma Treatment podcast episode

Monepantel: A Future Treatment for Dog Lymphoma podcast episode


0:00 Start

2:31 Ivermectin Not Helpful for Lymphoma

5:12 High Doses Are Toxic

11:21 Repurposing Drugs

13:08 MDR1 Mutation

13:41 Ivermectin is Not Appropriate for Dog Cancer

About Today’s Guest, Dr. Brooke Britton:

Brooke Britton completed her residency training in Medical Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, and has been in clinical practice in the NYC and Jersey Shore area since that time. She helmed the Brooklyn and Downtown arms of the Oncology Department for BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York for the past 9 years, and was an active participant in house officer training and clinical trials during her tenure there. She currently serves as a private consultant and maintains an independent clinical practice. Dr. Britton has lectured nationally and authored several peer-reviewed articles. She has particular interest in hematologic malignancies and the metastatic cascade.


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