“Dexamethasone Drug to Cure COVID-19” – A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus.
Basically Dexamethasone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, allergic reactions, certain skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, certain bowel disorders, and certain cancers. It is also used as a test for an adrenal gland disorder (Cushing’s syndrome).
According to WHO, Dexamethasone Drug may Cure COVID-19 critical patients.
Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called Dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients.
What is Dexamethasone ?
Dexamethasone is a type of corticosteroid medication. It is used in the treatment of many conditions, including 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. According to the NHS, “steroid tablets, also called corticosteroid tablets, are a type of anti-inflammatory medicine used to treat a range of conditions. They can be used to treat problems such as allergies, asthma, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease and arthritis”.
Dexamethasone is a steroid that has been used since the 1960s to reduce inflammation in a range of conditions, including inflammatory disorders and certain cancers.
How Dexamethasone Drug Cures COVID-19 ?
The WHO Research & Development Blueprint meeting, which took place in Geneva in mid-February to speed up health technologies for COVID-19, where further research into the use of steroids was highlighted as a priority. The findings strengthen the importance of large randomized control trials that produce actionable evidence. WHO will continue to work together with all partners to further develop lifesaving therapeutics and vaccines to tackle COVID-19.
Recent Tweet on Dexamethasone, WHO says : For COVID19 patients on ventilators, the Dexamethasone treatment was shown to reduce mortality by about one third, and for patients requiring only oxygen, mortality was cut by about one fifth.
The benefit was only seen in patients seriously ill with COVID-19, and was not observed in patients with milder disease.
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Side Effects Of Dexamethasone !
Common side effects for patients taking dexamethasone (occurring in greater than 30%) :
- Weight gain
- Impaired wound healing
- Raised intraocular pressure
- Increased risk of infection
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