The National Health Services Authority in England announced the effectiveness of the drug “Dexamethasone” for patients with Corona virus, after a study that included tens of thousands of people with the epidemic, which began last June.
According to “The Guardian” newspaper, this drug, which belongs to the category of steroids and is widely available and affordable, and whose trial began about a year ago, has saved the lives of an estimated one million people worldwide, including 22,000 people in the United Kingdom.
The study was conducted on tens of thousands of Corona virus patients to assess its effectiveness, as the experimental investigators reached an amazing result, which is clearly improving the chances of survival from the Corona virus.
According to the National Health Service (NHS), the drug reduces the risk of death by a third for Corona patients who use artificial respirators, and by about a fifth for those who receive oxygen therapy.
The drug “Dexamethasone” is mainly used to treat severe allergies, skin diseases, nausea, swelling and autoimmune diseases, but it has been among the drugs that have tested their effectiveness for treating Covid-19 patients since the outbreak of the epidemic last year.
Source: The Guardian