Mini Review
Volume 9 Issue 1 - 2021
Prescribing Ivermectin in COVID-19: The Reality of a Panacea
Franklin Rouselbel Correa Prieto*
Emergency Department, Hospital Nacional de la Policía Luis Nicasio Sáenz, Second Specialty Program, School of Medicine, San Martín de Porres University, Perú
*Corresponding Author: Franklin Rouselbel Correa Prieto, Emergency Department, Hospital Nacional de la Policía Luis Nicasio Sáenz, Second Specialty Program, School of Medicine, San Martín de Porres University, Perú.
Received: November 01, 2020; Published: December 11, 2020


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), almost a year after the first case report, present in 190 countries of the world, with 45,683,708 infected and 1,190,516 deaths at the moment. The disease is classified into four spectra: mild, moderate, severe, and critical spectrum; based on its clinical characteristics and lung parenchyma affection verified by tomography. To date, there are no drugs designed for a specific treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome caused by the new corona virus (SARS-CoV2), or vaccines that have been shown to be effective in preventing COVID-19. However, in a race against time, clinical trials of many drugs are ongoing. While cohort studies report consistent efficacy results for ivermectin; only the results of the large randomized clinical trials, with rigorous methodology that are being carried out or recruited, will be able to definitively establish how useful ivermectin is to treat COVID-19 or for its prophylaxis if applicable, alone or in combination. In the coming months, we must await the reports of the results of these trials and determine the antiviral viability of this drug, against SARS-CoV-2 and other viral diseases. Medical management must be focused responsibly, avoiding the unnecessary administration of drugs. The care of the patient with COVID-19 in any of the spectra of the disease should not be based on personal experience as a clinician, or on consensus; but rather in the physiological principles, in the natural history of the disease, in the pathophysiological mechanisms and in evidence-based medicine to be able to make the corresponding clinical decisions, honoring the words “primum non nocere” in each patient.

Keywords: Covid-19; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2; Covid-19 Drug Treatment; Ivermectin; Evidence-Based Medicine; Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine


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