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Study: antidepressant drug may prevent severe COVID-19

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Published: Nov. 3, 2021 at 3:36 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A new study suggests that a generic antidepressant drug can help prevent severe COVID-19 and a researcher with the University of Virginia is contributing to these findings.

Alban Gaultier’s research found Fluvoxamine may prevent severe cases of COVID-19. Results from a clinical trial based on his findings show a 60% reduction in hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19, as well as a 90% reduction in death.

Gaultier says the treatment is very affordable, too.

“It costs $5 for the full treatment for 10 days,” Gaultier said.

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