Drugs Used In Treatment Of Covid 19 In Uganda
“Patients severely or critically ill with COVID-19 often suffer from an overreaction of the immune system, which can be very harmful to the patient’s health. Interleukin-6 blocking drugs – tocilizumab and sarilumab – act to suppress this. Key takeaways: Many medications are authorized for emergency use to treat COVID-19, including oral treatments like Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir and ritonavir) and Lagevrio (molnupiravir). In May 2022, the FDA approved Olumiant (baricitinib) to treat certain adults who are hospitalized with COVID-19. It’s the second medication that’s fully.
The FDA has approved an antiviral drug called remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age 12 and older. Remdesivir may be prescribed for people who are hospitalized with COVID-19 and need supplemental oxygen or have a higher risk of serious illness. It's given through a needle in the skin (intravenously).