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0 0.5 1 1.5 2+ Progression 71% Improvement Relative Risk Clinical effectiveness 70% Time to 50% clearance 41% Andrographolide  Ratiani et al.  EARLY TREATMENT  DB RCT Is early treatment with andrographolide + combined treatments beneficial for COVID-19? Double-blind RCT 112 patients in Georgia (May 2021 - October 2022) Lower progression with andrographolide + combined treatments (p=0.031) Ratiani et al., Pharmaceuticals, August 2023 Favors andrographolide Favors control

Efficacy of Kan Jang® in Patients with Mild COVID-19: A Randomized, Quadruple-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Ratiani et al., Pharmaceuticals, doi:10.3390/ph16091196, NCT04847518
Aug 2023  
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RCT 140 mild COVID-19 patients treated within 3 days of onset, showing lower progression and improved recovery with Kan Jang (andrographis + eleuthero).
risk of progression, 70.9% lower, HR 0.29, p = 0.03, treatment 3 of 56 (5.4%), control 10 of 56 (17.9%), NNT 8.0.
clinical effectiveness, 70.0% lower, RR 0.30, p = 0.07, treatment 3 of 56 (5.4%), control 10 of 56 (17.9%), NNT 8.0.
time to 50% clearance, 40.7% lower, HR 0.59, p = 0.12, treatment 56, control 56, inverted to make HR<1 favor treatment.
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Ratiani et al., 22 Aug 2023, Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial, placebo-controlled, Georgia, peer-reviewed, 6 authors, study period 26 May, 2021 - 30 October, 2022, this trial uses multiple treatments in the treatment arm (combined with Wall. ex. Nees and Eleutherococcus senticosus) - results of individual treatments may vary, trial NCT04847518 (history).
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Efficacy of Kan Jang® in Patients with Mild COVID-19: A Randomized, Quadruple-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Levan Ratiani, Elene Pachkoria, Nato Mamageishvili, Ramaz Shengelia, Areg Hovhannisyan, Alexander Panossian
Pharmaceuticals, doi:10.3390/ph16091196
Background and aim. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of the treatment of Kan Jang ® , a fixed combination of Andrographis paniculata (Burm. F.) Wall. ex. Nees and Eleutherococcus senticosus (Rupr. & Maxim.) Maxim extracts in patients with mild symptoms of COVID-19. Methods. One hundred and forty patients received six capsules of Kan Jang ® (n = 68, daily dose of andrographolides-90 mg) or placebo (n = 72) and supportive treatment (paracetamol) for 14 consecutive days in a randomized, quadruple-blinded, placebo-controlled, two-parallel-group design. The efficacy outcomes were the rate of cases turning to severe, the detection rate of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 over the time of treatment, the duration, and the severity of symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, cough, headache, fatigue, loss of smell, taste, pain in muscles) in the acute phase of the disease. Other efficacy measures included improving cognitive and physical performance, quality of life, and the levels of inflammatory blood markers-interleukin 6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein, and D-dimer. Results. Kan Jang ® significantly (p < 0.05) reduced the rate of cases turning to severe (5.36%) compared to the placebo (17.86%) and decreased the detection rate of SARS-CoV-2 virus over the time of the treatment. The statistical difference in the rates of patients with clinical deterioration in the Kan Jang treatment and placebo control groups was significant (p = 0.0176) both in the 112 patients in the included-per-protocol (IPP) analysis and in the 140 patients in the intended-to-treat (ITT) analysis (p = 0.0236); the absolute risk reduction in cases thanks to the Kan Jang treatment was 12.5%, and the number we needed to treat with Kan Jang was 8. The patient's recovery time (number of sick days at the home/clinic) was shorter in the Kan Jang group compared with the placebo group. The rate of attenuation of inflammatory symptoms in the Kan Jang ® group was significantly higher, decreasing the severity of cough, sore throat/pain, runny nose, and muscle soreness compared with the placebo group. Kan Jang ® significantly decreased the Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptoms scores compared to the placebo in the sample size of 140 patients. However, the relief of fatigue and headache and the decrease in IL-6 in the blood were observed only in a subset of 86 patients infected during the second three waves of the pandemic. Kan Jang ® significantly increased physical activity and workout; however, it did not affect cognitive functions (attention and memory), quality of life score, inflammatory marker D-dimer, and C-reactive protein compared with the placebo group. Conclusions. Overall, the results of this study suggest that Kan Jang ® is effective in treating mild and moderate COVID-19 irrespective of the SARS-CoV-2 variant of infection.
Supplementary Materials: The following supporting information can be downloaded at: https:// Informed Consent Statement: All participants provided written informed consent to join the study before inclusion. Author Contributions: Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. A.P. is self-employed at the research and development company Phytomed AB and has no shares or financial interest in any pharmaceutical company. The funders had no role in the study's design; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; or in the decision to publish the results.
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