COVID-Positive Patients Sought For In-home Pepcid Clinical Trial

COVID-Positive Patients Sought For In-home Pepcid Clinical Trial

The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are recruiting COVID-positive adult patients for a fully virtual, in-home clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Pepcid (famotidine) for the outpatient treatment of COVID-19.  TrialSite supports ongoing important research targeting COIVD-19 hence publishes the need for ongoing participants in this clinical trial in the New York area.

The trial is recruiting patients across the greater New York area who have tested positive for COVID-19, but are experiencing only mild to moderate symptoms that do not require hospitalization.

Sold over-the-counter as Pepcid, famotidine is a histamine 2 blocker used to decrease stomach acid and this clinical trial will assess its use as a COVID-19 therapy.

Study Details

Patients who qualify will be trained to use a cellular activated Apple iPad from their home, along with a Bluetooth enabled scale, thermometer, fitness tracker, spirometer (to study air flow in and out of the lungs), thermometer and pulse oximeter (to measure blood oxygen levels). Placebo or famotidine at 240 mg per day will be prescribed, and taken orall...

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