Followup to: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/CewTrCRfyCgW4NJQM/rob-bensinger-s-covid-19-overview and https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/ETqyWKoHpP9LytGmS/you-ve-been-exposed-to-covid-19-what-do-you-wish-you-knew
It's been ~4 months since COVID-19 become a globally relevant topic; most of the treatment work that I've seen is focused on reducing mortality in the context of high-severity cases (usually post hospitalization) ie remdesivir, dexamethasone etc. Wanted to share my current synthesis around "what should I take if I'm experiencing covid-like symptoms?"; would greatly appreciate any feedback as well as info around other positive-effect-on-current-balance-of-evidence treatments that I've missed.
- Pepcid/famotidine ( https://cen.acs.org/pharmaceuticals/Pepcid-treat-COVID-19/98/i25 ) - I haven't seen anything indicating specific products are better than others, so bought https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008VAMEA0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- Zinc - zinc acetate might be a bit better than other zinc types? ( https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(20)30441-0/pdf ) - I bought these since they're zinc acetate and have relatively more zinc per losenge than other products ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BKURF1A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )
- Vitamin C - ( https://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-adjunctive-therapies-used-to-treat-covid-19-the-role-of--vitamin-c-and-zinc ) - I bought https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XTKRF5V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 since it seemed potentially more bioavailable than tablets (given that in above article it was delivered via IV)
Thanks for this, super helpful! Is NAC something to start taking when feeling symptomatic or something to start taking way ahead of time (like vitamin D)? Re indomethacin, it sounds like this is something that it would be worth getting a prescription of when feeling symptomatic (assuming it's not a controlled substance or something similarly difficult for a doctor to prescribe) - wanted to feedback this to you to make sure I'm understanding correctly.