Ready to contact us for a consultation about your condition and our medical services? The staff of our Global Patient Services is ready to help. Please select the appropriate button to get started.

New Sheba Study Indicates That Ivermectin Can Reduce the Length of COVID-19 Infection

Ivermectin Can Reduce the Length of COVID-19 Infection
Ivermectin is being used on COVID-19 patients, and is an FDA approved broad-spectrum antiparasitic agent, most commonly used in developing countries

While the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the world, many countries still lack adequate supplies of vaccines. However, even in Israel, which has the highest vaccination rates in the world, doctors are looking ahead and attempting to find treatments that will address the possibility of future mutations and help countries that lack the necessary funds to purchase large stocks of vaccines.

According to a new study conducted at Sheba’s Center for Travel Medicine and Tropical Disease, one viable and readily available treatment option can be found in Ivermectin, a broad-spectrum antiparasitic agent, most commonly used in developing countries. The study, directed by Prof. Eli Schwartz, indicated that Ivermectin reduces the duration of COVID-19 infection.

According to Prof. Schwartz: “We decided to go for Ivermectin because we knew its safety profile well … I decided to test it on patients during the early stages of the disease, to see if it can act a bit like a vaccine and shorten or prevent the contagious stage, and thus break the transmission chain and shorten the isolation period … the study showed that Ivermectin really acted well and shortened the contagious period … The results are very encouraging, and indicate that the drug has antiviral effects.”

News Mar 26.
West Bank and Gaza Medical Professionals Attend a Milestone Sheba Oncology Conference
Highlighting the latest in cancer care, with a particular focus on pediatrics, the Recent Advances in Cancer Care (REACT) 2023 event was attended by over…
Read More
Isenia’s Battle
Isenia’s Battle with Alveolar Sarcoma
At 17, Isenia, a native of Semey, Kazakhstan, noticed a lump on her leg the size of a small apple. Initially, Isenia and her family…
Read More
Colon and Rectal Cancer
News Mar 14.
Sheba Study Indicates Readily-Available Drugs May Prevent Metastasis in Colon and Rectal Cancer Patients
Favorable responses to the treatment were noted by Prof. Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu, a neuroscientist specializing in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) at TAU’s Sagol School of Neuroscience and School…
Read More