Favorable outcome on viral load and culture viability using Ivermectin in early treatment of non-hospitalized patients with mild COVID-19, A double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial.
During the study period four patients were referred to hospitals, with three of them being in the placebo arm. The first placebo-treated patient was hospitalized for 11 days with prolonged respiratory symptoms and needed oxygen even after his discharge from hospital. The second was hospitalized for one day due to respiratory complaints. The third one was referred to hospital due to headache and dizziness and was diagnosed with sinusitis after evaluation(brain CT and MRI). In addition, one asymptomatic patient became symptomatic, which occurred in the placebo group. In the ivermectin arm, one patient was referred to hospital due to shortness of breath at the day of recruitment. He continued the ivermectin and a day later was sent back to the hotel in good condition.