DRDO 2DG Covid-19 medicine (oral) released today; Here is how you will benefit from 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug in powder form
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan released the first batch of Covid-19 drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) oral drug on Monday, May 17.
DRDO 2DG Covid-19 medicine: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan released the first batch of Covid-19 drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) oral drug on Monday, May 17.
DRDO 2DG Covid-19 medicine has been developed by DRDO’s Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences in collaboration with Hyderabad-based pharma giant Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.
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As per a report by india.com, nearly 10,000 doses of DRDO 2DG Covid-19 drug will be distributed to hospitals in the national capital on May 17.
Here is all one needs to know about DRDO 2DG Covid-19 medicine:
1. The DRDO 2DG Covid-19 oral drug has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use as an adjunct therapy in moderate to severe coronavirus patients.
2. The clinical trials of the medicine called 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) had shown that it helped in faster recovery of hospitalised patients and also reduced supplemental oxygen dependence.
3. The 2-DG will come in powder form in the sachet and will be taken orally by dissolving it in water.
4. As per a statement by the Defence Ministry, the drug accumulates in the virus-infected cells and prevents the growth of the virus by stopping viral synthesis and energy production. It added that the medicine's selective accumulation in virally infected cells makes it unique.
5. Talking about the efficacy trends, patients treated with 2-DG showed a faster symptomatic cure than the standard of care (SoC) on various endpoints.
The approval of the drug has come at a time when India is fighting a record-breaking wave of the coronavirus pandemic that has not only stretched the country’s healthcare infrastructure to its limit but has also taken the lives of many.
Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan release first batch of Anti-COVID drug 2DG developed by DRDO pic.twitter.com/gUu6IuYlrT
— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2021
As per the latest data, India has registered 2.81 lakh new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is for the first time after April 20th that the country has recorded covid cases below the 3 lakh mark in a single day. Meanwhile, 4,106 deaths have also been reported in the last 24 hours.
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