Researchers at the University of Oxford, Uk, says it has evidence of the efficacy of the drug dexamethasone is to save the patient Corona symptomatic weight. In that study, the drug reduces the one-third death of the patient using the ventilator, and one-fifth of the death of patient with the help of oxygen.
The World Health organization (WHO) also welcomed the results of the clinical trials. Mentioned that the benefits of the drug dexamethasone is only seen in seriously ill patients with Corona virus COVID-19. The study did not observe in patients a Corona with mild disease.
“This is the first treatment shown to reduce mortality in patients with Corona virus COVID-19 who need support oxygen or a ventilator,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the who, which quoted from the pages of the official WHO, on Wednesday (17/6/2020).
Drug dexamethasone used to reduce inflammation. Drug type anti-inflammatory is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as allergies, asthma, eczema, joint inflammation, to respiratory disorders. Influencers of health and heart specialists from dr. Vito A Damay, SpJP(K), Kes, FIHA, FICA, FAsCC, from Siloam Hospital Lippo Village, said dexamethasone is often called the ‘medicine of the gods’ because it can eliminate the symptoms of it quickly.
“Why do you always wear? Generally the patient to the doctor it was because there were complaints of itching, pain, redness… it is a normal reaction of inflammation. So either due to infection, allergy, or other causes that reaction in certain levels will appear. Imagine, the patient will certainly want to complaints quickly disappear. Well dexamethason it lowers our body’s reaction to the reaction of the inflammation,” said dr. Vito in detikcom, on Wednesday (17/6/2020).
However, dr. Vito reminded that dexamethasone is not the drug that could recklessly purchased and consumed. Side effects dexamethasone is known to cause problems dyspepsia or often called lay heartburn disorder.
The dean of the Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia (FKUI), Prof Dr dr Ari Fahrial, SpPD-KGEH, explain dexamethason belongs to the class of hard drugs. Side effects ranging from blood pressure rises, blood sugar rises, the body resistance decreases, up to the loss of bone mass when used long-term.
“That obviously must be a doctor’s prescription, the doctor must carefully provide,” said dr. Ari who is also a consultant digestive health.
Affirmed also by dr. Ari, this drug does not prevent or kill the virus Corona. In researching the recent much talked about drug this serves to relieve the reaction of the inflammation a result of infection with Corona virus.
As for other side effects that can appear when taking dexamethasone is similar to an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat, limp, to blurred vision.
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