RCT 80 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Iran, 40 treated with finasteride, showing no significant differences other than improved oxygen saturation on the 5th day with treatment. There was significantly more patients with diabetes in the control group. 5mg finasteride for 7 days. IRCT20200505047318N1.
risk of death, 75.0% lower, RR 0.25, p = 0.36, treatment 1 of 40 (2.5%), control 4 of 40 (10.0%), NNT 13.
risk of ICU admission, no change, RR 1.00, p = 1.00, treatment 1 of 40 (2.5%), control 1 of 40 (2.5%).
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Zarehoseinzade et al., 30 Apr 2021, Randomized Controlled Trial, Iran, peer-reviewed, 5 authors.
Finasteride in hospitalized adult males with COVID-19: A risk factor for severity of the disease or an adjunct treatment: A randomized controlled clinical trial
Elham Zarehoseinzade, Abbas Allami, Mehrnoosh Ahmadi, Behzad Bijani, Navid Mohammadi
Medical Journal of The Islamic Republic of Iran, doi:10.47176/mjiri.35.30
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