By Josh Beckerman Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir, commonly used to treat hospitalized Covid-19 patients, has received Food and Drug Administration approval for some non-hospitalized patients. Gilead said the expanded indication allows the drug to be administered in qualified outpatient settings that can provide daily intravenous infusions over three consecutive days. The FDA also expanded the […]

According to the latest survey on antiviral drugs, using Remdesivir is likely to show clinical improvement in Covid affected patients on low flow oxygen. Similar results were seen when patients were not on oxygen support. As part of the study, the hospitalization data of more than 40000 patients were analyzed. Remdesivir Beneficial For Covid-19 Patients […]

Remdesivir is not the only antiviral effective against SARS-COV-2. It is a broad spectrum antiviral that has been effective against earlier coronaviruses. It is at least 7 years old and some phenotypes/strains of SARS-COV-2 are resistant to it. EIDD-1931(IV) and EIDD-2801 (tablet) are newer and effective against Remdesivir-resistant forms of SARS-COV-2 (and vice versa). The […]

Ads PUNE: The Union well being ministry, in soon-to-be-released scientific pointers, is more likely to drop the antiviral remdesivir for the remedy of delicate, reasonable or extreme sufferers below 18 years of age. The drug continues to be advisable for adults with reasonable to extreme Covid, in accordance with pointers issued on January 17, 2022. […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a new study from Johns Hopkins, researchers found remdesivir, an antiviral drug used to treat COVID-19, increased the likelihood of clinical improvement in COVID-19 patients on low-flow oxygen or no oxygen. They analyzed data from over 43,000 patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Patients who received remdesivir were matched to the most similar […]

Government has issued revised guidelines for COVID treatment. The new guidelines discourage the use of steroids and limit the usage of drugs like Remdesivir and Tocilizumab. It also recommends only symptomatic management of mild cases. The revised guidelines continue to recommend emergency use authorization (EUA) or off-label use of Remdesivir in patients with “moderate to […]

Ads Nagpur: Anti-covid drug Remdesivir, which was bought in blackmarket to avoid wasting life throughout the second wave, has now turn into a useless inventory for many retailers, distributors and stockiest. Many of the inventory bought it final yr has remained unsold and is ready to run out quickly.Sources acknowledged some pharmaceutical corporations have been […]

The revised guidelines issued by AIIMS, ICMR-COVID-19 National Task Force and Joint Monitoring Group (DGHS) under the Union health ministry also stated that anti-inflammatory or immunomodulatory therapy, such as steroids, can have the risk of secondary infection like invasive mucormycosis, when used too early, at higher dose or for longer than required. Injection methylprednisolone 0.5 […]

Staff Reporter UNION Health and Family Welfare Ministry has issued new clinical guidance for management of adult Covid-19 patients in the country. Under the new guidance, active tuberculosis has been added in the high risk disease for Covid-19. People above the age of 60, people having cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, HIV, chronic lung, kidney, liver […]

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended two new drugs for COVID-19, providing yet more options for treating the disease. The WHO, in a statement posted on its website, said the extent to which these medicines would save lives depended on how widely available and affordable they would be. The statement […]

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JAMA. 2022 Jan 14. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.24939. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT IMPORTANCE: Easy-to-administer anti-SARS-CoV-2 treatments may be used to prevent progression from asymptomatic infection to symptomatic disease and to reduce viral carriage. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of combination subcutaneous casirivimab and imdevimab on progression from early asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection to symptomatic COVID-19. DESIGN, SETTING, […]

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended a combination of Baricitinib, an arthritic drug, and corticosteroids for the treatment of patients with severe or critical COVID-19. In a statement on Thursday, the global health body said the recommendation is based on new evidence from seven trials involving over 4,000 patients with severe, non-severe, and critical […]

A World Health Organization (WHO) panel on Friday strongly recommended baricitinib, a drug used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, for patients with severe or critical Covid-19 in combination with corticosteroids. The recommendation by WHO Guideline Development Group of international experts, published in The BMJ, is based on evidence that it improves survival and reduces the […]