Prospective prophylaxis study with 3,532 healthcare workers, 2,199 receiving two-dose ivermectin prophylaxis, showing adjusted relative risk of confirmed COVID-19 with treatment 0.17 [0.12-0.23] p
<0.001. 186 patients took only the first dose, and no significant difference was observed for this group. The same group published an earlier small study with 117 ivermectin patients. There were no serious adverse events. T/IM-NF/CM&FM/20/142.
Behera et al., 2/15/2021, prospective, India, South Asia, peer-reviewed, 14 authors, dosage 300μg/kg days 1, 4.
risk of COVID-19 case, 83.0% lower, RR 0.17, p < 0.001, treatment 45 of 2199 (2.0%), control 133 of 1147 (11.6%), two doses.
risk of COVID-19 case, 4.0% higher, RR 1.04, p = 0.85, treatment 23 of 186 (12.4%), control 133 of 1147 (11.6%), patients only receiving the first dose.
Effect extraction follows pre-specified rules
prioritizing more serious outcomes. For an individual study the most serious
outcome may have a smaller number of events and lower statistical signficance,
however this provides the strongest evidence for the most serious outcomes
when combining the results of many trials.