Tag: Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone: Health Ministry Adds Steroid In COVID-19 Treatment Protocol

New Delhi: Dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely used steroid, was included in the treatment protocol for COVID-19 patients in moderate to severe stages of illness by the Union health ministry on Saturday. The updated ‘Clinical Management Protocols for COVID-19’ advises the use of dexamethasone, which is already used in a wide range of conditions for […]

Dexamethasone: WHO Welcomes Preliminary Results Of Its Use On Critically Ill COVID19 Patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom (UK) that show dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be lifesaving for patients who are critically ill with COVID-19. For patients on ventilators, the treatment was shown to reduce mortality by about one third, and for patients requiring only oxygen, mortality was […]

COVID-19 Cure Breakthrough? Dexamethasone 'Lowers' Death Risk Among Severe Patients

London: Low doses of the steroid dexamethasone can reduce deaths by one-third in severely affected COVID-19 patients, according to researchers who assessed the performance of the inexpensive drug in more than 2,100 people. The analysis is part of the RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) trial which was established to test a range of potential […]