India Coronavirus Dispatch:
When is Remdesivir useful?
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Coronavirus EXPLAINED: When is Remdesivir useful?- The drug
Remdesivir can diminish the progression of disease and the amount of
time spent in hospital, but only under limited conditions, an explainer in
Remdesivir is a broad-spectrum antiviral drug or agent (BSAA). BSAAs
hinder the replication of a broad range of viruses by targeting viral
proteins used for the replication process.
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The drug is useful in a low flow oxygen state, when a patient has
pneumonia and requires oxygen but not a ventilator. Remdesivir is
ineffective after a patient is put on a ventilator.
The drug is also ineffective for asymptomatic, mild, or moderate cases,
the explainer said. Mumbai, one of the worst-hit cities in the second
wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, is showing some signs of the curve
News Source : BS / Business Standard