Q: I am wanting to use DCA with my cats as well, one who is being tested for possible lymphoma. Do you have any recommended dosages for pets/animals, or can I just use the dosage calculator and plug in their weight (10-15 lbs.)? Thank you so much for your website. It is greatly appreciated. Jason B. A: Dear Jason, thank you for your kind words. Unfortunately, we do not have a lot of information on scientific literature, which discusses cancer treatment in cats. We would recommend you to not exceed 10 mg/kg of DCA. Start by giving your pet half of the recommended dose (5 mg/kg). If she tolerates the medication without any visible side effects, increase the dose to 10 mg/kg after 21 days. The schedule should be 14 days on, 7 days off (for flushing out the excess DCA). Once done, repeat the cycle. Your best bet would be to order it from Amazon or to check our listed suppliers. DCA at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dca&ref=nb_sb_noss These DCA suppliers ship to Canada without bigger problems: DCA-LAB Sigma-Aldrich Pharma DCA
Q: Where can I buy dca and thiamine in Europe? Elisabeth K. A: Dear Elisabeth, thank you for your question. You can order Sodium dichloroacetate in Europe from Amazon or directly from the manufacturers. DCA in Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=dichloroacetate (UK version). DCA directly from the EU manufacturers: DCA-LAB Sigma-Aldrich Pharma DCA. Thiamine should be found in every European city that has a pharmacy. You can easily find it at your local pharmacist, just ask for ‘‘Vitamin B1“. Thiamine is a one of the most widely accessible supplements, should be available in any pharmacy or supplement shop and can also be purchased at Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Thiamine
Q: Where is this drug made? Where can I get some? Thank you, Maureen R. A: Hello, Maureen. The drug is made in various places. Some manufacture it in China and other suppliers resell it, some produce it in Europe, some of the DCA is made in North America. The quality of each product differs, we recommend you checking all of the available suppliers below: https://www.dcaguide.org/suppliers These are the quality analysis we have done: https://www.dcaguide.org/dca-quality-analysis If you have some understanding of chemistry, you can check out the chemical analysis of each different brand DCA. Anion chromatography charts of every available product: DCA-LAB Sigma-Aldrich Pure DCA Pharma DCA There are some options available on Amazon.com, most of the products here are trustworthy: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dindustrial&field-keywords=dca Avoid buying Sodium dichloroacetate that has a higher impurity percentage as these impurities tend to be harmful and can cause new problems if used for prolonged periods of time. Clean, high-grade DCA can be used for years without any worries, provided that you follow the correct dosing rules and administration times.
Q: Hi, I wonder if any of the top rated DCA suppliers listed on your website can directly ship sodium DCA to mainland China. My aunt has been diagnosed with glioma three months ago, but her family refuses to use surgery or chemotherapy due to the concern over cost, lack of efficacy and severe side effects. She tried radiotherapy but the radiotherapy doesn't work well. So we thought to give DCA a try. Much appreciated if you can help me with my request. Thank you. Dan A: Hello, Dan. Yes, we believe that most of the listed DCA suppliers should be able shipping directly to China. The top two suppliers get orders from all over the world, including India, South Korea, Japan and so on. You can also try ordering it at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=dca. We're glad that you've found this alternative solution, because we‘re aware of the limited choices today for treating gliomas. The most important clinical research on DCA for astrocytomas and glioblastomas discovered that Sodium dichloroacetate can be combined with all types of the possible treatments – surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy (in particular with Temozolomide). DCA is perfect for treating brain tumors as it is small enough to cross the blood-brain barrier and is truly safe in comparison with other treatments.