Boldsky | 18/06/2020 09:29 AM | Click to read full article
A cheap and widely used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug that can help save the lives of people affected by the coronavirus infection. Trial results showed that dexamethasone, a drug used for treating inflammation and diseases like arthritis have reduced death rates by around a third among the most severely ill Covid-19 patients.
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that has similar properties like the natural hormone produced by your adrenal glands. It is available as an oral tablet, oral solution, eye drops, and eardrops.