Is Ivermectin Effective at Treating COVID-19?

Most Validated
Sep 6, 21

Ivermectin acts as an add-on treatment for COVID-19.

A total of four studies involving 629 RT-PCR COVID-positive patients were part of a systematic review. Out of these patients, 397 received Ivermectin alongside the standard treatment. The analyses show a significant fall in all-cause mortality among patients taking Ivermectin.

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Less Validated
Sep 6, 21

There is no scientific basis for a potential therapeutic effect of Ivermectin against COVID-19.

A statement released by Merck & Co. stated that their analysis showed that Stromectol (US name for Ivermectin) did not have any proven therapeutic effect against COVID-19, as concluded in their pre-clinical studies.

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Less Validated
Sep 6, 21

An FDA (Food and Drug Administration) letter suggests against using Ivermectin for humans.

A letter by the FDA expressed concern about the health of consumers self-medicating by taking Ivermectin, which is intended for animal usage. Ivermectin should only be used when prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider.

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Unchallenged
Sep 6, 21

Ivermectin can control viral replication within human beings.

A piece of antiviral research, published in June 2020, shows patients who were given five μM Ivermectin experienced a 5000-fold reduction in viral RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) in 48 hours. It also led to a 99.8% depletion in cell-associated RNA.

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Unchallenged
Sep 6, 21

Ivermectin leads to lower mortality in hospitalised COVID-19 patients.

In a study conducted by ICON, which involved 280 patients, 173 received at least one dose of Ivermectin. After a careful analysis, it was found that the overall mortality amongst those given Ivermectin stood at 15%—significantly lower than other subjects in the study (25.2%).

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Unchallenged
Sep 6, 21

Ivermectin can reduce hospitalisation rates amongst COVID-19 patients.

A double-blind, placebo-controlled IVERCOR-COVID-19 trial was conducted among 501 patients in two groups. The group treated with Ivermectin had 5.6% of people requiring hospitalisation due to COVID-19, whereas the placebo group had 8.4% hospitalised subjects.

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Unchallenged
Sep 6, 21
Unchallenged
Sep 6, 21