Category Archives: Ivermectin

Khan 2020: Ivermectin treatment may improve the prognosis of patients with COVID-19

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Archivos de Bronconeumologia, 2020;56(12):816–830 The authors describe a clinical study in Bangladesh, in which half of 248 patients (without underlying conditions) received standard care, while half received standard care plus ivermectin.   A 12 mg dose of ivermectin was given just … Continue reading

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Jans 2021: The broad spectrum host-directed agent ivermectin as an antiviral for SARS-CoV-2?

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Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications. 538 (2021). 163-172. QUOTE:  Cell culture experiments have shown robust antiviral action towards a whole range of viruses, including HIV-1, dengue, Zika and West Nile Virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Chikungunya, pseudorabies virus, adenovirus, and … Continue reading

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Portmann-Baracco 2020: Antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of ivermectin and its potential use in COVID-19

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Archivos de Bronconeumologia, 56(12): 831-836. This is a letter to the editor describing the experimental use of Ivermectin for Covid-19. Ivermectin is a safe and well tolerated drug often used as a single dose for parasitosis. Thus, they used a … Continue reading

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Heidary 2020: Ivermectin–A systematic review from antiviral effects to COVID-19 complementary regimen

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The Journal of Antibiotics, 73: 593-602. This is a comprehensive systematic review, summarizing the antiviral effects of ivermectin over the past 50 years. Ivermectin plays a role in several biological mechanisms; therefore it could serve as a potential candidate in … Continue reading

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Elgazzar 2020: Efficacy and Safety of Ivermectin for Treatment and Prophylaxis of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Preprint:  Research Square. Ivermectin was approved for animal use in 1981, and a few years later it was approved for humans for treatment of roundworm and parasites.  Drs. William Campbell and Satoshi Omura received the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology … Continue reading

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Abd-Elsalam 2021: Clinical study evaluating the efficacy of ivermectin in COVID-19 treatment: A randomized controlled study

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Journal of Medical Virology, Oct;93(10):5833-5838 In an effort to see if Ivermectin would be effective in patients hospitalized with Covid-19, the authors gave half of them 12 mg of the drug for 3 (three) days.   There were 82 patients in … Continue reading

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Kory 2021: Review of the emerging evidence demonstrating the efficacy of Ivermectin in the prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19

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American Journal of Therapeutics 28, e2999-e318 This is a meta-analysis of 18 randomized controlled treatment trials of ivermectin for COVID-19. CONCLUSIONS:  The meta-analysis found large, statistically significant reductions in mortality, time to clinical recovery, and time to viral clearance. Furthermore, … Continue reading

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