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Ivermectin as a Novel Therapy in COVID-19 Treatment

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04403555
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 27, 2020
Last Update Posted : August 2, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sherief Abd-Elsalam, Tanta University

Brief Summary:
Efficacy of Ivermectin in COVID-19 treatment

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
COVID Drug: Ivermectin Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Clinical Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Ivermectin in COVID-19 treatment

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 164 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Efficacy of Ivermectin in COVID-19 Treatment
Actual Study Start Date : June 1, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 31, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : December 1, 2020

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Drug Information available for: Ivermectin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Ivermectin
Ivermectin plus standard of care treatment Dose 2 tablets 12mg per day for 3 days
Drug: Ivermectin
Ivermectin treatment
Other Name: iverzine, ivermectin

No Intervention: Standard of care
Standard of care treatment

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The number of patients with mortality [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Improvement of survival

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Effect on the length of hospital stay

  2. The need for mechanical ventilation [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Need for mechanical ventilation

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All Adult Patients aging from 20 to 65 years-old with COVID-19 confirmed by pharyngeal swab PCR.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy or contraindication to the drugs used in the study.
  • Pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • Patients with cardiac problems.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04403555

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Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Tanta, Egypt
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tanta University
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Principal Investigator: sherief Abd-Elsalam, Ass. Prof. ass. Prof. Tropical Medicine
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Responsible Party: Sherief Abd-Elsalam, Ass. Prof. Tropical Medicine, Tanta University Identifier: NCT04403555    
Other Study ID Numbers: tanta covid treatment
First Posted: May 27, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 2, 2021
Last Verified: July 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents