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Posted by : Aahil Shaik Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Health Ministry adds 'Dexamethasone' to Treatment Protocol for Corona Patients

The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has started using the drug "Dexamethasone", which belongs to the family of "steroids", as part of a protocol to treat people with the emerging coronavirus, Covid-19. Related : WHO praises cheap drug that is effective against coronaviurs




This comes after the World Health Organization praised it, Where the Director-General of the organization, Tedros Adhanum, said that "steroid" is the first proven treatment that reduces deaths among Corona patients, who breathe with oxygen bottles or respirators.

- British scientists working on the recovery trial found that the drug could help patients with ventilators and oxygen, but had no effect on those who did not need breathing assistance. Recommend : Saudi Arabia reports 4919 new cases, Highest in a day till now

- Dexamethasone belongs to the family of steroids, which are used to reduce inflammation. It was used in the treatment of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis in the 1960s.




The Ministry explained that there is a large study that this drug reduces deaths of corona patients in ICU, who are on ventilators by 35%, As it reduces the deaths of patients who use oxygen and are not breathing by 20%. Read : Eid Al Adha date revealed based on astronomic calculations

- Dexamethasone stops platelet destruction in those with blood disorders and problems. Dexamethasone is prescribed to reduce tumors, especially cerebrovascular ones.




Health Ministry adds 'Dexamethasone' to Treatment Protocol for Corona Patients

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