Mexican Hospital Starts Clinical Trial Testing Ivermectin in Serious, Non-Critical Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Mexican Hospital Starts Clinical Trial Testing Ivermectin in Serious, Non-Critical Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Situated in Jesus Maria, a city in the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes, a health provider called Centenario Hospital Miguel Hidalgo launched a Phase III clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of a treatment including hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin for serious COVID-19 infections in non-critical hospitalized patients. Yet another major Mexican health provider to investigate ivermectin as a potential treatment for SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic. In this case, the Mexican investigation seeks to test both the anti-malaria drug (precluding those with cardiovascular risk) and the anti-parasitic drug that is increasingly used by doctors from Bangladesh to Bolivia  to address COVID-19.

The Study

The sponsor, a hospital in central Mexico, seeks to investigate the safety and efficacy of a treatment involving hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin for serious COVID-19 infections in non-critical hospitalized patients.

Prior to any patient randomization the investigational team will assess cardiovascular complications determined by corrected QT interval, related to hydroxychloroquine intake is assessed. For example, if a patient is at high risk,...

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