Corrientes will investigate the efficacy of ivermectin against coronavirus

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Corrientes will investigate the efficacy of ivermectin against coronavirus




Gustavo Valdéz, governor of Corrientes, during the announcement of the study. / Photo Twitter /


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Gustavo Valdéz, governor of Corrientes, during the announcement of the study. / Photo Twitter /


The province of Currents will initiate studies to verify the effectiveness of ivermectina, a drug for antiparasitic use, in treatments for patients with coronavirus, as announced by the local government.

After a month of evaluations, the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of the Northeast (Unne) approved in the last hours the project to study the use of ivermectin in patients with coronavirus, presented by the government of Corrientes .

It is an initiative of the Corrientes Cardiology Institute in conjunction with the Covid-19 Crisis Committee of the province’s Ministry of Public Health, which presented the design at the beginning of last July and reported that it was endorsed.

The development includes the manufacture by the Corrientes Medicines Plant (Plamecor) of oral doses of ivermectin for patients with covid-19 within the first 48 hours if diagnosed, explained the director of the Institute of Cardiology, Julio Vallejos.

The test will be voluntary until reaching 500 people, “double blind” and randomized, that is to say, there will be a group of patients who will receive the drug and others who will be administered placebo-type tablets made with starch.


Gustavo Valdéz, governor of Corrientes. / Photo Twitter /


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Gustavo Valdéz, governor of Corrientes. / Photo Twitter /


“Ultimately what we are presenting is a scientific study endorsed by medical sciences, by the Faculty of Medicine in conjunction with the Institute of Cardiology, which is one of the most prestigious we have in Argentina,” said the governor Gustavo Valdes when presenting the initiative in a conference at Government House.

Ivermectin is a pesticide used for the treatment of pediculosis or other infections, with treatments in both humans and animals.

“The patent period ended so there is no duty to pay for its manufacture and each Ivermectin tablet it would cost less than two pesos, produced here in Corrientes “, indicated the director of the Institute of Cardiology, who specified that” the test does not pursue any economic interest since the industry is not involved but the impulse is from the provincial government. ”

Source: Télam

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