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Antiparasiticics that would kill COVID-19 in 48 hours are being tested in Mexico

July 6, 2020

Ivexterm is a medication that could work against the coronavirus since it has been successful so far.

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Antiparasiticics that would kill COVID-19 in 48 hours are being tested in MexicoAntiparasiticics that would kill COVID-19 in 48 hours are being tested in Mexico


According to several researchers Ivexterm It is an antiparasitic that can kill the coronavirus in 48-hour in vitro tests. The drug is offered in the specified doses to treat the symptoms of COVID-19.

“It is a drug that is already available, that has already been approved by Cofepris, that is inexpensive and does not cause much harm. We have used it in Mexico and it gives good results. It is not a panacea, it does not cure everyone, but it gives us good results, ”said Gilberto Castañeda, researcher at the Pharmacology Department of the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav), the newspaper millennium.

Many hospitals have used this medicine to control the symptoms of the coronavirus. For this reason, it is recommended in facilities in Latin American countries as well as in Mexico. However, in order to get a more precise conclusion, the studies should be continued.

Photo: Via Farmacias del Ahorro.

Ivexterm is added to the group of drugs such as remdesivir, sofosbuvir, hydroxychloroquine and favipiravir, which have been used to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients. These drugs aim to reduce virus mortality.

Ivexterm is an antiparasitic medicine used to treat diseases such as strongylodiasis, an infection caused by a parasite that settles in the gut. Similarly, it is used to control onchocerciasis.