How drug used to treat ‘Delhi belly’ is among the six coronavirus treatments

How drug used to treat ‘Delhi belly’ is among the six coronavirus treatments

With the announcement yesterday that a £5 steroid could cut coronavirus deaths by a third in the sickest patients, hopes are growing that the disease may soon become manageable. Dexamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug usually used to treat conditions like arthritis or severe asthma and allergies, is the first that stops people dying and is being rolled […]
What is dexamethasone, and how can it help treat coronavirus?

What is dexamethasone, and how can it help treat coronavirus?

A “groundbreaking” drug which reduces a person’s risk of death from the coronavirus has been given to patients on the NHS following successful British trials. Dexamethasone, a widely-used steroid which works to reduce inflammation, has been hailed by Boris...