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Dexamethasone: Nigeria to start out trial of COVID-19 ‘life-saving’ drug

Minister of Well being, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday mentioned there might be scientific trials of a drug, Dexamethasone for COVID-19 sufferers.

Recall that the British executive had introduced that Dexamethasone, an affordable and extensively to be had drug was once efficient for sufferers significantly down with COVID-19.

British High Minister, Boris Johnson had mentioned UK researchers mentioned the drug has decreased COVID-19 deaths possibility.

Dexamethasone decreased dying possibility for sufferers in ventilators by means of one-third and oxygen by means of one 5th.

Talking on the PTF’s COVID-19 day by day briefing on Thursday in Abuja, Ehanire mentioned clinicians might be directed to imagine the drug for his or her trials and notice the way it works.

“I did point out that there’s a medication that we’re going to ask our clinicians to check out. It isn’t a medication that you just must be the usage of however a medication that the physician is to make use of.

“Happily this medication isn’t new and it’s well known for use for different functions as a steroid. It was once discovered to be helpful on this case. It’s simple to check out it out as a result of we all know the unintended effects,” he mentioned.

He, due to this fact, added that the standard dosage of the drug is well known and now not unavailable.

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