Remdesivir could reduce covid mortality if given early : Study

Updated: Nov 23 2022 12:36PM

Tokyo, Nov 23 (PTI) Remdesivir can reduce mortality in patients if administered within 9 days of COVID-19 symptom onset, according to a study conducted in Asian patients.

Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have found that treatment with remdesivir within 9 days of COVID-19 symptom onset decreases mortality in Asian patients also taking corticosteroids, the study said.

Several studies, according to the study, have already shown that remdesivir can shorten recovery time in patients with COVID-19, although there are conflicting reports on whether the drug prevents patients from dying. In addition, previous trials did not focus on patients who required breathing support while in the ICU.