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0 0.5 1 1.5 2+ Hospitalization 31% Improvement Relative Risk Hospitalization/ER 41% Lu et al. Fluvoxamine for COVID-19 META ANALYSIS Favors fluvoxamine Favors control

Effect of fluvoxamine on outcomes of nonhospitalized patients with COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Lu et al., Journal of Infection and Public Health, doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2022.10.010
Lu et al., Effect of fluvoxamine on outcomes of nonhospitalized patients with COVID-19: A systematic review and.., Journal of Infection and Public Health, doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2022.10.010
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Systematic review and meta analysis of 4 fluvoxamine outpatient trials, showing lower hospitalization with treatment.
Currently there are 17 fluvoxamine studies and meta analysis shows:
Mortality41% lower [8‑62%]
Ventilation22% lower [-28‑53%]
ICU admission395% higher [-1‑2365%]
Hospitalization25% lower [6‑40%]
Cases25% fewer [11‑36%]
risk of hospitalization, 31.0% lower, OR 0.69, p = 0.02, RR approximated with OR.
risk of hospitalization/ER, 41.0% lower, OR 0.59, p < 0.001, RR approximated with OR.
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Lu et al., 13 Oct 2022, peer-reviewed, 5 authors.
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Effect of fluvoxamine on outcomes of nonhospitalized patients with COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Li-Chin Lu, Chien-Ming Chao, Shen-Peng Chang, Shao-Huan Lan, Chih-Cheng Lai
Journal of Infection and Public Health, doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2022.10.010
Objectives: This meta-analysis investigated the use of fluvoxamine for the treatment of nonhospitalized patients with COVID-19. Methods: PubMed, Web of Science, Ovid medline, Embase, Scopus, Cochrane Library databases, and were searched for studies published before June 25, 2022. Only clinical studies that compared the efficacy and safety of fluvoxamine with other alternatives or placebos in the treatment of nonhospitalized patients with COVID-19 were included. Results: Four studies with 1814 patients, of whom 912 received fluvoxamine, were included in this study. Compared with the control group receiving placebo or no therapy, the study group receiving fluvoxamine demonstrated a lower risk of hospitalization and emergency department (ED) visits (odds ratio [OR], 0.59; 95 % CI, 0.44-0.79; I 2 = 26 %). In addition, the rate of hospitalization remained significantly lower in patients who received fluvoxamine than in the control group (OR, 0.69; 95 % CI, 0.51-0.94; I 2 = 36 %). Although the study group demonstrated a lower risk of requirement of mechanical ventilation and intensive care unit admission, and mortality than the control group, these differences were nonsignificant. Finally, fluvoxamine use was associated with a similar risk of adverse events as that observed in the control group. Conclusion: Fluvoxamine can be safely used in nonhospitalized patients with COVID-19 and can reduce the hospitalization rate or ED visits in these patients.
Competing interests The authors have no relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript. This includes employment, consultancies, honoraria, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, grants, or patents received or pending, or royalties. Ethical approval Not required. Appendix A. Supporting information Supplementary data associated with this article can be found in the online version at doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2022.10.010.
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