Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug in treatment of Coronavirus

Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug in treatment of Coronavirus

Dexamethasone is a type of corticosteroid medication manufactured by Taj Pharmaceuticals India. It is used in the treatment of many conditions, including COVID-19 respiratory side effects, rheumatic problems, a number of skin diseases, severe allergies, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, croup, brain swelling, eye pain following eye surgery, and along with antibiotics in tuberculosis. In adrenocortical insufficiency, it should be used together with a medication that has greater mineralocorticoid effects such as fludrocortisone.[1] In preterm labor, it may be used to improve outcomes in the baby. It may be taken by mouth, as an injection into a muscle, or intravenously. The effects of dexamethasone are frequently seen within a day and last for about three days.

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WHO warning: No evidence that antibody tests can show coronavirus immunity

WHO warning: No evidence that antibody tests can show coronavirus immunity

The WHO said there’s no evidence serological tests can show whether a person has immunity or is no longer at risk of becoming reinfected. The World Health Organization issued a warning Friday about coronavirus testing, saying there’s no evidence serological tests can show whether a person has immunity or is no longer at risk of becoming reinfected. Bacteria & Viruses, coronavirus, COVID-19, Disease Info, Disease Trends, Drug Approvals, Drug News, Health & Disease, Health News, Industry News, Infectious Disease, Medical News, Press Release

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Hydroxychloroquine and its effectiveness against COVID-19 treatment

Hydroxychloroquine and its effectiveness against COVID-19 treatment

Some politicians and doctors are sparring over whether to use Hydroxychloroquine against the new coronavirus, with many scientists saying the evidence is too thin to recommend it now. The drug Hydroxychloroquine can help tame an overactive immune system. It’s been used since the 1940s to prevent and treat malaria, and to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. It’s sold in generic form and under the brand name Plaquenil in the United States. Doctors also can prescribe it off label for other purposes, as many are doing now for COVID-19.

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