Cheap SSRI drug proves successful in reducing Covid-related hospitalization times in large trial
Another weapon against Covid-19 could be made more prominent as results from a large, placebo-controlled trial published in the Lancet on Wednesday evening provide compelling evidence that the cheap SSRI fluvoxamine may reduce Covid-related hospitalization times.
Of the 741 participants who received fluvoxamine in the trial in Brazil, 79, or 10.6%, required an extended stay for more than six hours in an emergency setting or hospitalization, compared to 119 out of the 756 (15.7%) participants who received placebo.
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