Nigerian Study Shows Ivermectin (IVM) Monotherapy as Efficacious as Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, IVM and azithromycin AZM (HIA) Combination Therapy in Treating COVID-19 Patients

Nigerian Study Shows Ivermectin (IVM) Monotherapy as Efficacious as Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, IVM and azithromycin AZM (HIA) Combination Therapy in Treating COVID-19 Patients

A team of clinical researchers in Nigeria presented results from a randomized controlled clinical study comparing the clinical, virological, and anti-inflammatory effects of ivermectin alone compared to ivermectin + HCQ + AZT triple therapy (HIA triple therapy or IVM+) in SARS-CoV-2-positive patients with COVID-19. Results from the trial showed that IVM monotherapy was equally as effective as HIA triple therapy in all inflammatory, virological and respiratory endpoints, thus substantiating the efficacy of IVM alone in treating COVID-19 infected patients. 

The single-blind, randomized control trial enrolled 62 COVID-19-positive Nigerians into two parallel groups: 30 patients received ivermectin 200 mcg/kg daily for five days, while 31 patients received HIA triple therapy. The viral cycle threshold (Ct) at pretreatment baseline and days 2, 5 14, and 21 were measured for the E- and N-genes. SPO2 (a measurement of blood oxygen level) was assessed daily, while inflammatory markers erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein, and D-dimer and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratios (NLRs) were assessed at baseline and day 7. Clinical status was self-assessed...

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