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What is Remdesivir Drug ?

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What is Remdesivir Drug ?

  • Remdesivir is known as a broad-spectrum antiviral medication. it was developed by the biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. as a specific treatment for COVID-19, remdesivir drug is being used across the world and along with, US has also allowed to use of remdesivir for those hospitalized with severe disease.
  • Ebola virus and Marburg virus can be treated With the use of Remdesivir antiviral medication. but, it doesn’t prove to be ineffective in treating these diseases.

More Information about Remdesivir  –

  • Remdesivir is an International Nonproprietary Name (INN).

Side effects of Remdesivir  – 

  • Respiratory Failure and Blood biomarkers of organ impairment.
  • low albumin.
  • low potassium.
  • low count of red blood cells.
  • low count of platelets.
  • yellow discoloration of the patient’s skins.

Remdesivir Drug trials by WHO –

  • To treat COVID-19, WHO conducted four time mega trials. WHO used Remdesivir, HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine), Lopinavir and Ritonavir combination and Interferon-beta with Lopinavir and Ritonavir combination to treat COVID-19 patients.

About WHO – 

Head of WHOTedros Adhanom
Headquarters of WHOGeneva, Switzerland
Founded of WHO7 April 1948.

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