Dexamethasone: Nigeria To Begin Trial Of Coronavirus ‘Life-saving’ Drug - SephoraNews- Nigeria Entertainment Blog SephoraNews- Nigeria Entertainment Blog: Dexamethasone: Nigeria To Begin Trial Of Coronavirus ‘Life-saving’ Drug
Download Our Mobile App
For Questions, Inquiries, Click Here
Page - Follow us - Call us - Advertise - Mail Us


Friday, 19 June 2020

Dexamethasone: Nigeria To Begin Trial Of Coronavirus ‘Life-saving’ Drug

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday said there will be clinical trials of a drug, Dexamethasone for COVID-19 patients.

Recall that the British government had announced that Dexamethasone, a cheap and widely available drug was effective for patients seriously down with COVID-19.
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson had said UK researchers said the drug has reduced COVID-19 deaths risk.
Dexamethasone reduced death risk for patients in ventilators by one-third and oxygen by one fifth.
Speaking at the PTF’s COVID-19 daily briefing on Thursday in Abuja, Ehanire said clinicians will be directed to consider the drug for their trials and see how it works.
“I did mention that there is a medicine that we are going to ask our clinicians to try. It is not a medicine that you should be using but a medicine that the doctor is to use.
“Luckily this medicine is not new and it is well-known to be used for other purposes as a steroid. It was found to be useful in this case. It is easy to try it out because we know the side effects,”
He said.
He, therefore, added that the usual dosage of the drug is well-known and not unavailable.


Copy the link below and Share with your Friends:

Download Our Official Android App on Google Playstore HERE
OR
Download from another source HERE



No comments:

Post a comment

DISCLAIMER: Comments made here does not reflect in anyway the opinion of Sephora News or its staff.
Send Your Story Here:
Sephoranews2@gmail.com
Info@sephoranews.com
Call/Whatsapp: +39 351 208 9016