Scientists call useless for the treatment of coronavirus drug

The combination of the drugs lopinavir and ritonavir useless for treating coronavirus infection, evidenced by the statement of the heads of British clinical study RECOVERY.

According to the researchers, the drug has no positive impact on patients with COVID-19. In scientific work, they compared data 1 596 patients receiving a combination of these drugs, data 3 376 patients in the control group. However, the study was conducted on patients connected to a ventilator, due to the complexity of medication on them.

The RECOVERY study is carried out since March this year, it involved 11.5 thousand patients. The paper also examined the effectiveness of dexamethasone in small doses, antibiotic azithromycin, an immunosuppressant and tocilizumab drug malaria gidroksihlorohina. As for the latter, the who and British experts came to the conclusion on its inefficiency for the treatment of patients COVID-19.

Pandemic coronavirus covered almost all countries of the world. According to the world health organization, the total number of cases exceeded 9.8 million, of which 495 thousand people died.

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