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Dexamethasone, Remdesivir & Co. Donald Trump should get well quickly with these drugs!

The reports about the US President, who is ill with COVID-19, remain nebulous. After it was recently said that Donald Trump was showing significantly stronger symptoms of the disease than initially claimed, he insisted on showing himself to his supporters in the car on Sunday. In the meantime he has left the Walter Reed Military Hospital and is supposed to be in office again in the White House.

Dexamethasone, remdesivir and antibody cocktail

According to his personal physician Sean Conley, Donald Trump is said to have received oxygen infusions as well as the anti-inflammatory steroid drug dexamethasone, remdesivir, an acid blocker and a so-called antibody cocktail from the US pharmaceutical company Regeneron. What do these drugs do - and at what stage of COVID-19 are they usually given to patients?

Ebola drug remdesivir

The most well-known in Germany among the drugs that are supposed to get the US President fit again quickly is the drug Remdesivir. Originally a drug against Ebola, it is approved in the EU (subject to conditions) as a drug against coronaviruses. It inhibits an enzyme in viruses that is necessary for them to multiply.

A study has shown that remdesivir can reduce the time to recovery in Covid-19 patients by an average of four days. It can be administered to COVID-19 patients from the age of twelve who have pneumonia and need additional oxygen.

Anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone

Dexamethasone is an anti-inflammatory drug that suppresses the immune system. The cortisone preparation is usually used to treat allergies. It is now also being given to seriously ill COVID-19 patients who are dependent on oxygen. According to a British study, it should reduce their mortality by a good third.