Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Antimalarial drug


RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS FOR N- COV DISEASE - A REVIEW

Dhayanithi. J; Smiline Girija A. S; Brundha M. P

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 412-420

With the raising concerns on the mortality rate in the recent covid pandemic, the lacunae of proper treatment strategy plays a vital factor. Since there is no approved medication for COVID-19, medications involving hydroxychloroquine sulfate and chloroquine phosphate were recently recommended. The National Medical Products Administration of China has approved Favilavir, an antiviral medication, with minimal side effects and a moderate control on viral replication. Remdesvir, another antiviral, has drawn the attention of several researchers to treat the novel COVID-19 virus as COVID-19 is identical to SARS and MERS viruses. Remdesvir, was successful in the previous outbreaks of SARS and MERS. Some researchers also suggest high doses of vitamin C supplementation may improve the patient's condition. This review thus provides a basic overview on the recommended medication and urges the need to develop novel anti-covid drugs and vaccines