Is fenbendazole safe for humans? This is a very common question, and rightfully so. In this article, we will discuss what fenbendazole is and what the limited research is suggesting when it comes to human consumption.
What Is Fenbendazole?
Fenbendazole is a medication used to treat parasites and worms (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and some tapeworms) in animals (common brand names are Pancur and Safe-Guard). However, it is also being used by humans in a cancer treatment method known as the Joe Tippens Protocol.
Fenbendazole is a benzimidazole, a class of microtubule-destabilizing agents. Other benzimidazoles, including albendazole, parbendazole, mebendazole and flubendazole have already been shown to have promising results in humans. While there have been very few scientific studies done on the possible cancer fighting benefits of fenbendazole, one such study suggests that fenbendazole has “been safely utilized as an anti-parasitic for various different animal species and could be repurposed for treating human malignancies.”
Another study states that the “repurposing of veterinary drugs showing promising results for human use can result in considerable time and cost reduction required to develop new drugs.”
Is Fenbendazole Safe for Humans?
While little research has been done on the effects of fenbendazole and human consumption, studies have shown that the medication is typically tolerated well by humans, and thus far, has not reported any major side effects. While we can’t state that fenbendazole is safe for humans, the research appears promising.
According to a 2018 study, Fenbendazole (methyl N-(6-phenylsulfanyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl) carbamate) is a broad-spectrum benzimidazole anthelminthic approved for use in numerous animal species. Repurposing of veterinary drugs showing promising results for human use can result in considerable time and cost reduction required to develop new drugs. Fenbendazole is known to have a high safety margin and most species tolerate it very well. It has very low degree of toxicity and high degree of safety in experimental animals.
Another study also discussed the potential side effects of using fenbendazole in humans. “Based on limited human data it appears that doses up to 500 mg per person did not result in adverse effects,” the study states. “Moreover, single doses up to 2,000 mg per person were reported to cause no adverse effects.”
What Is the Joe Tippens Protocol?
The Joe Tippens Protocol was created by a man who had initially been diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer. He underwent treatment, but the cancer eventually spread to his neck, right lung, stomach, liver, bladder, pancreas and tail bone and he was given only three months to live by his doctors. Not wanting to give up, Joe decided to try a more unconventional method.
There were reports that a scientist from Merck Animal Hospital had cured her stage four brain cancer using the canine medication after performing research on the drug and its effects on mice. Joe Tippens was determined to do the same. He started his regimen of fenbendazole and then added curcumin and CBD, thus creating the Joe Tippens Protocol.