Russian Ministry of Health expanded list of possible drugs for the treatment of coronavirus

Russian Ministry of Health expanded list of possible drugs for the treatment of coronavirus
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The Russian Ministry of Health on Thursday updated temporary guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of new coronavirus infection. In particular, from six to nine, the list of drugs that can be prescribed for the treatment of the disease in adults has been expanded, APA reports citing the website of Ministry.

According to the recommendations, in the treatment of coronavirus infection, the use of drugs is possible: hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, mefloquine, azithromycin, tocilizumab, nadroparin calcium, lopinavir plus ritonavir, recombinant interferon beta-1b and recombinant interferon alpha.

It is also noted that three more drugs – umifenovir, remdesivir, favipiravir – are at the stage of clinical trials in patients with confirmed coronavirus. “According to published data, these drugs can also be used today in the treatment of patients with COVID-19. However, the current information on the results of treatment with these drugs does not allow us to draw an unambiguous conclusion about their effectiveness or inefficiency, and therefore their use is permissible by decision the medical commission in the prescribed manner, if the potential benefit to the patient exceeds the risk of their use, “the text says.

The fifth version of the document also contains recommendations on the procedure and principles of organizing emergency, primary health care and specialized medical care in medical organizations and at home.

“The working group of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation constantly collects clinical data from medical organizations in all regions of Russia, is in constant contact with Russian specialists working in the Italian Republic, as well as with colleagues from other countries and representatives of the World Health Organization. Thus, methodological recommendations include all the most effective methods for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus infection, as well as medical personnel protection technologies, “the journalist said on Thursday m, the press service of the Ministry.

According to the latest data, around 1.5 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the world, almost 90 thousand deaths have been recorded. In Russia, according to the data of the federal operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, 10 131 cases of infection were registered, 698 people recovered, 76 died. The government launched a resource stopcoronavirus.rf to inform about the situation in the country.

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