The new hope for COVID 19 treatment Ivermectin a traditional antiparasitic drug.
the new Coronavirus Covid 19 is now a Global emergency and and causing over 65000 deaths all over the world.
Different antiviral drugs used to treat HIV even antimalarial Hydroxychloroquine is also given as a trial to defeat Covid 19 but none of them still cant proven enough to defeat the virus.
Australian scientists have published research indicating that ivermectin, an approved anti-parasitic drug that is available worldwide, is highly effective against the Covid-19 virus when applied to an infected cell culture.
It says the anti-parasitic drug can reduce the viral load up to 5,000 times in a cell culture infected with the Covid-19 virus.
Ivermectin is an inhibitor of the COVID-19 causative virus (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro.
A single treatment able to effect ∼5000-fold reduction in virus at 48h in cell culture.
Ivermectin is FDA-approved for parasitic infections, and therefore has a potential for repurposing.
Ivermectin is widely available, due to its inclusion on the WHO model list of essential medicines.
The collaborative study led by Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity showed that ivermectin reduced Covid-19 viral RNA present in the cell culture by 93% after 24 hours and by 99.8% after 48 hours – around a 5,000-fold reduction in coronavirus RNA, indicating that the ivermectin treatment was leading to the loss of “essentially all viral material”.
The paper says that development of an effective anti-viral for the coronavirus, if given to patients early on in their infection could limit their viral load, stop the disease progressing and prevent transmission. So it is a new hope for the new corona virus where others treatment with antiviral and antimalarial Couldn’t bring much hope.
Ivermectin is also being studied as a potential treatment for a number of other viruses, including dengue fever, HIV and Zika. It is on the World Health Organisation’s list of essential medicines for the treatment of parasite infections, including head lice, scabies, river blindness, threadworm and whipworm, among others.
Dr Kylie Wagstaff from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, said “”We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it.”
Dr Wagstaff cautioned that the tests were carried out in vitro and trials would need to be carried out in people to see if the drug was truly effective against Covid-19.
Now…scientist are waiting for the trial on human to determine the appropriate dose and procedure to kill the virus and it will take a month to do so.
So we are praying and hoping for the best results.