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Current Standing On COVID-19 Treatment Drugs

from article from healthline.com

COVID-19 has been rampaging for a very long time and with the cases of it rising, we need to find an effective cure for the virus. There were few candidates here and there but some of the drugs were proven to be ineffective in treating the disease. With questions on which drugs to use, I have found an article regarding different types of treatment for COVID-19. The information on each of the drugs are very long, so I’ll just leave a hyperlink on the bottom for those who wants to look at it, but for now, the article states the current position for COVID-19 drugs as;

As of May 8, two medicationsTrusted Source had received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): the antiviral remdesivir and a drug used to sedate people on a ventilator.

The FDA issued an EUA in March for the antimalaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, but later revoked itTrusted Source after studies showed that they’re unlikely to be effective in treating COVID-19.

An EUA allows doctors to use these drugs to treat people with COVID-19 even before the medications have gone through the formal FDA approval process.

These drugs are still being tested in clinical trials to see whether they’re effective against COVID-19. This step is needed to make sure the medications are safe for this particular use and what the proper dosage should be.

It could be months before treatments are available that are known to work against COVID-19. It could be even longer for a vaccine.

But there are still other tools we can use to reduce the damage done by the new coronavirus, also known as SARS-CoV-2.

“Even though technological advances allow us to do certain things more quickly,” Lee told Healthline, “we still have to rely on social distancing, contact tracing, self-isolation, and other measures.”

For the entire article and information on drugs for COVID-19 go to https://www.healthline.com/health-news/heres-exactly-where-were-at-with-vaccines-and-treatments-for-covid-19#Searching-for-effective-treatment

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