Study: Ivermectin does not prevent patients with COVID-19 from becoming severely ill

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Study: Ivermectin does not prevent patients with COVID-19 from becoming severely ill

Reuters reports “researchers found that treatment with the anti-parasite drug ivermectin did not prevent patients with COVID-19 from becoming severely ill in a randomized clinical trial.”

Investigators “enrolled 490 patients with mild to moderate illness at 20 hospitals and a COVID-19 quarantine center in Malaysia.”

Severe disease developed in 21.6% of the patients given ivermectin and in 17.3% of those who received only standard care, the researchers said. They defined severe disease as requiring oxygen to help with breathing.

In addition, there were no statistically significant differences between the groups in rates of ICU admission, need for mechanical ventilation, or death, according to the study.

The use of ivermectin to treat COVID is currently being investigated in a large UK trial by the University of Oxford. When that is published, I’ll let you know.

See also: What’s the Truth about Ivermectin for COVID? and Why ivermectin still should not be used to prevent or treat COVID-19.

The findings were published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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