Below is an updated list of 19 of the most-talked-about treatments for the coronavirus. While some are accumulating evidence that they’re effective, most are still at early stages of research. We also included a warning about a few that are just bunk.
The Lancet, one of the world’s top medical journals, on Thursday retracted an influential study that raised alarms about the safety of the experimental Covid-19 treatments chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine amid scrutiny of the data underlying the paper.
Researchers are exploring more reliable alternatives to the antiviral Covid-19 drug Remdesivir after results showed it could effectively reduce a hospital stay but not the mortality rate.
A disproportionate number of patients hospitalized by COVID-19 have high blood pressure. Theories about why the condition makes them more vulnerable have sparked a fierce debate among scientists over the impact of widely prescribed blood-pressure drugs. The drugs are known as ACE inhibitor.
Dr. Tothill describes what medications to use to control the disease for people who don't have sever symptoms.
Dr's warn that even though the study with Hydroxychloroquine has been promising, we have to be careful before raising hope when it comes to a virus as new as this one, for which we don't have a lot of data.