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Dr n. med. Marek Derkacz, MBA

WHO recommends two new drugs in COVID-19

MedExpress Team

Dr n. med. Marek Derkacz

Published Jan. 15, 2022 11:22

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New drugs in the treatment of COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially recommended more, this time two new drugs for the treatment of COVID-19, thus providing even more treatment options for the disease. As suggested by the WHO, the actual effectiveness of these drugs in saving the lives of COVID-19 patients will depend on their availability and affordability.

The first drug, baricitinib , is strongly recommended for patients with severe or critical COVID-19.

It belongs to a group of medicines called Janus kinase inhibitors (iJAK), which stop the immune system from being overstimulated. Baricitinib is an oral drug, so far known as a drug used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is an alternative to other drugs for the treatment of arthritis belonging to the group of interleukin-6 receptor b...

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