(preprint 12/7) (Peer Reviewed)
The effect of early treatment with ivermectin on viral load, symptoms and humoral response in patients with non-severe COVID-19: A pilot, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial
Tiny RCT for early treatment of mild COVID-19 in low risk patients, with 12 400mcg/kg single dose ivermectin patients and 12 control patients, showing significantly faster viral load reduction and symptom improvement with ivermectin. Average median viral load for gene E and gene N mid-viral recovery at day 7: Ivermectin: 1637, control: 30175 (supplementary appendix). NCT04390022
Chaccour et al., 12/7/2020, Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial, Spain, Europe, peer-reviewed, 23 authors, dosage 400μg/kg single dose.
risk of symptoms, 96.0% lower, RR 0.04, p < 0.05, treatment 12, control 12, logistic regression, chance of presenting any symptom, RR approximated with OR.
viral load, 94.6% lower, relative load 0.05, p < 0.01, treatment 12, control 12, day 7 mid-recovery, average of gene E and gene N, data in supplementary appendix.
risk of no virological cure, 8.0% lower, RR 0.92, p = 1.00, treatment 12, control 12.
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.