KOMPAS.com – Related information for dexamethasone (dexamethasone) which is claimed to be effective for the treatment of Covid-19 of concern to many parties.
As for the news wafts when the researchers of the team of Oxford University conducted a trial use of dexamethasone to thousands of patients positive Covid.
As a result, their findings show that dexamethasone successfully reduce the risk of death in patients Covid-19 with severe conditions.
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Meanwhile, not only dexamethasone, since Covid-19 appeared and spread in the world by the end of 2019, a number of experts and medical personnel perform a variety of efforts to fight the virus that attacks the respiratory tract this is.
As for the actions to be taken and that is to do patient care to find the appropriate vaccine to cure the patient Covid-19.
The following drugs that claimed to cure corona virus:
In March 2020, news emerged that the generic drug favipiravir with the brand Avigan otherwise effectively treat the patient Covid-19.
Avigan is made specifically to treat the body of RNA viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.
The drug is predicted to be able to stop some virus from replication by immobilizing an enzyme called RNA polymerase, that builds the RNA.
Without enzymes intact, virus can not duplicate their genetic material efficiently once inside the host cell.
But, this drug is apparently less effective for patients with severe disease. In addition, the use of Avigan also have a series of side effects that are not easy to be applied to the patient Covid-19.
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In addition, other drugs that are claimed can be used as a vaccine for Covid-19 namely remdesivir.
Health advisory the White house Dr. Anthony Fauci reveal, trial remdesivir conducted by the National Institue of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows the good news and was rumored to be become the standard of care for new patients Covid-19 in the US.
Be aware, rendesivir originally developed by Gilead, a major pharmaceutical company in the U.S., to treat Ebola patients.
Then, the drug being tested to treat patients Covid-19 and the result they improved after treated with remdesivir.
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The experiment was continued until the scientists are trying this drug to be tested to the rats and bats that infected with corona virus, including MERS and SARS.
As a result, remdesivir combined with a compound HC can fight the virus.
From this experiment, remdesivir and NHC seems to be able to hinder viral replication by interfering with their ability to do genetic mutation.
On the other hand, the drug was considered to be effective if applied in patients with corona virus.
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Then, appear other types of drugs that claimed to treat the body from infection corona virus, namely chloroquine or chloroquine.
Chloroquine is a synthetic compound that was developed in 1934 to prevent and treat malaria.
This drug is also known as chloroquine phosphate, a drug that can stop the parasite Plasmodium from grow and multiply.
However, the World Health Organization (WHO) consider chloroquine as the drug essential in the control of malaria around the world.
WHO restrict the use of this drug by considering the side effects from the use of chloroquine, such as headache, abdominal pain, drowsiness, vomiting, even the risk of death.
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Further, the drug is also rumored to be able to treat Covid-19 recently, namely hydroxyhloroquine or gidrokhlorokhin.
The drug is being debated, because its use is supported by the U.S. President Donald Trump, but a number of countries in Europe stop their trial-related side effects are risky.
Gidrokhlorokhin is a drug shaped oral tablet that is given based on the resp doctor.
Generally, the use of gidrokhlorokhin as part of the therapy.
Side effects from the use of this drug among others, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and muntak.
But there are also serious side effects, i.e. swelling quickly on the skin, itching, sore throat, hypoglycemia of weight, bleeding or bruising, the color of the skin blue-black, the weakness of the authorities, hair loss, mood swings, and the effects of mental health.
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(Source: Kompas.com/Dandy Bayu Bramasta, Retia Kartika Dewi | Editor: Sari Hardiyanto)