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COVID-19 cure? Low-cost steroid dexamethasone emerges as life-saving drug

Dexamethasone is a type of corticosteroid medication manufactured by Taj Pharmaceuticals India. It is used in the treatment of many conditions, including COVID-19 respiratory side effects, rheumatic problems, a number of skin diseases, severe allergies, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, croup, brain swelling, eye pain following eye surgery, and along with antibiotics in tuberculosis. In adrenocortical insufficiency, it should be used together with a medication that has greater mineralocorticoid effects such as fludrocortisone. In preterm labor, it may be used to improve outcomes in the baby. It may be taken by mouth, as an injection into a muscle, or intravenously. The effects of dexamethasone are frequently seen within a day and last for about three days.

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Why it can be so hard to tell if you have Covid-19

Symptoms of the novel coronavirus can vary a lot, if an infected person experiences them at all. What are the signs you have been infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus? That’s become a surprisingly tricky question to answer, and it’s hampering the fight against the disease.

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With ventilators running out, doctors say the machines are overused for Covid-19

Even as hospitals and governors raise the alarm about a shortage of ventilators, some critical care physicians are questioning the widespread use of the breathing machines for Covid-19 patients, saying that large numbers of patients could instead be treated with less intensive respiratory support. A daily Covid-19 update from Taj Pharmaceuticals Limited Coronavirus Latest Breaking News, Coronavirus Treatments, Coronavirus Clinical Trials, and Special Reports on COVID-19.

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Can plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients treat the sick?

Clinical trials will test if antibodies against the coronavirus prevent infection, aid survival. A patient in Beijing who has recovered from COVID-19 donates plasma, the liquid part of blood, which contains antibodies against the coronavirus.