Ivermectin doesn’t work, Department of Health removes 5 Covid drugs from pack list – Archyde

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Ministry of Health confirms five antiviral corona drugs (Covid-19), which are considered ineffective by the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) are no longer used, including: Ivermectin.

The Health Ministry’s Director of Prevention and Control of Directly Infectious Diseases (P2PML), Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said the drugs used had only been recommended by five professional bodies, namely PDPI, PERKI, PAPDI, PERDATIN and IDAI.

“The five drugs weren’t in our package, huh,” Nadia said CNNIndonesia.com, Sunday (6/2).

Nadia said the drug recommended by five professional bodies is remdesivir. If remdesivir is not available, the administration of the antiviral will be adjusted to the availability of the drug in the respective healthcare facility.

There are drug options other than remdesivir, including favipiravir, molnupiravir, and nirmatrelvir or ritonavir (Paxlovid). In addition, Covid-19 patients are also advised to take 200-400 mg of vitamin C every 8 hours.

Then vitamin B1 1 ampoule per 24 hours and vitamin D in a dose of 1000-5000 IU per day.

“Telemedicine package, package A for patients without symptoms of multivitamin C, B, E, zinc dose 1 x 1 in the amount of 10,” said Nadia.

Package B for mild symptoms will receive a multivitamin, favipiravir 200mg in 40 capsules or molnupiravir 200mg in 40 and paracetamol tab 500mg in a total of 10, one dose if needed,” he continued.

Earlier, the head of the IDI Board’s Covid-19 Task Force, Zubairi Djoerban, said five drugs that had been claimed to be able to fight Covid-19 had now been proven useless.

Drugs in question include ivermectin, chloroquine, oseltamivir, plasma convalescent, and azithromycin.


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