Remdesivir as a broad-spectrum antiviral drug against COVID-19

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Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2021 Jan;25(1):541-548. doi: 10.26355/eurrev_202101_24426.


OBJECTIVE: List the clinical data of the role of remdesivir in COVID-19, and try to make an objective evaluation and analyze its feasibility.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The keywords of "remdesivir", "COVID-19" and "SARS-CoV-2" were systematically searched in PubMed and Web of Science. After removing the repetitions, we summarize articles, letters, and comments on remdesivir in the treatment of COVID-19.

RESULTS: In this review, we summarize clinical case of using remdesivir in the treatment of COVID-19, analyzed the final treatment results, and judged whether the drug was effective for the treatment of COVID-19. Also, attention was paid to the side effects of the drug.

CONCLUSIONS: According to the clinical results, it was found that remdesivir was effective in the treatment of COVID-19. The drug has side effects, but the symptoms were mild and disappeared immediately after discontinuation of medication.

PMID:33506946 | DOI:10.26355/eurrev_202101_24426

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