Your browser doesn't support javascript.
Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine for chemo-prophylaxis of COVID-19: A questionnaire survey of perception and prescribing practice of physicians vis-à-vis outcomes
Journal of Association of Physicians of India ; 69(11):14-16, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1507498
ABSTRACT

Background:

Chemoprophylaxis (CP) along with masking and physical distancing seem an undeniable alternative. Considering the significant but uncertain role of CP for the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, we aimed to determine the various aspects of CP prescribing practices among physicians across India.

Methods:

An online survey was conducted among prescribing physicians across India where physicians were assessed for their prescribing practices on COVID-19 CP. Responses to the questionnaire were obtained via telephone, email and WhatsApp messages. Responses were duly analyzed thereafter.

Result:

Ivermectin was the preffered choice in 44% individuals followed by hydroxychloroquine in 34% individuals. Odds of COVID contact among those using HCQ and/or IVR prophylaxis was less than 1 of which IVR was found more protective. The present study also made a survey among 309 community dwellers, where odds of contacted COVID among those with any prophylaxis was 0.46 times than those without any prophylaxis.

Conclusion:

The HCPs found IVR to have a greater risk reduction than with HCQ;while the combination showed the greatest reduction and lack of CP use was associated with a high risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. © 2021 Journal of Association of Physicians of India. All rights reserved.
Search on Google
Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study Language: English Journal: Journal of Association of Physicians of India Year: 2021 Document Type: Article

Similar

MEDLINE

...
LILACS

LIS

Search on Google
Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study Language: English Journal: Journal of Association of Physicians of India Year: 2021 Document Type: Article