June 17, 2024

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Antidepressant found to reduce COVID-19 hospitalizations: study

The Hill

BY MAUREEN BRESLIN –

An affordable antidepressant has been found in a clinical trial to reduce the risk of hospitalization in high-risk adults with recently diagnosed COVID-19, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health.

The drug, known as fluvoxamine, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) commonly used in the treatment of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mood disorders. Its low price makes it a desirable treatment option for less wealthy nations, the researchers wrote.

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