In a new research and finding the 'dexamethasone ' has arise as a first life-saving drug for curing coronavirus. A cheap and widely available drug which can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus.The low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus, experts from UK brief it.
Various drugs are being used against coronavirus around the world. It is one of the drugs being tested.It is said to save up to a third of patients who have reached the ventilator. Similarly, it is said that the death rate of patients in need of oxygen will be reduced by half. Researchers say that if this drug had been used at the beginning of the epidemic, more than 5,000 lives could have been saved.
The drug is expected to be a boon for countries struggling with Covid-19. The UK government has 200,000 courses in stock and now the NHS says it will provide the drug to patients.
Nineteen out of 20 coronavirus patients recover without being hospitalized. Most of those admitted to the hospital recover, but some need oxygen and a ventilator. Dexamethasone has been shown to help patients at risk. This drug has been used in inflammation before.
It is also said to reduce the negative effects of our body's immune response to coronavirus. Researchers at the University of Oxford administered dexamethasone to 2,000 hospitalized patients. The other 4,000 were not given the drug.
After the experiment, the researchers concluded that the risk of death for patients on the ventilator had dropped from 40 to 28 percent. Similarly, the risk of death for patients in need of oxygen was reduced from 25 to 20 percent.
According to Martick Landry, lead professor of research, the drug is readily available and inexpensive around the world. Spending about 35 pounds (about 5400 Nepali rupees) can save a patient's life.