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In Pics | A Look At Some Of The Medicines Used To Treat Coronavirus

In absence of dedicated medicines for COVID-19, many drugs, which were developed for other indications, are showing promising results.

Jul 15, 2020 / 04:58 PM IST
In absence of dedicated medicines for COVID-19, many drugs, which were developed for other indications, are showing promising results. Take a look at some of the repurposed drugs being used to treat coronavirus that otherwise indicated for other ailments. (Image: News18 Creative)
In absence of dedicated medicines for COVID-19, many drugs, which were developed for other indications, are showing promising results. Take a look at some of the repurposed drugs being used to treat coronavirus that otherwise indicated for other ailments. (Image: News18 Creative)
Favipiravir | Developed and manufactured by Toyama Chemical for influenza treatment. (Image: News18 Creative)
Favipiravir | Developed and manufactured by Toyama Chemical for influenza treatment. (Image: News18 Creative)
Remdesivir | Developed by the American biopharmaceutical company for treating Ebola. (Image: News18 Creative)
Remdesivir | Developed by the American biopharmaceutical company for treating Ebola. (Image: News18 Creative)
Oseltamivir | Discovered by Gilead Sciences and developed and marketed by Roche to treat and prevent influenza A and influenza B. (Image: News18 Creative)
Oseltamivir | Discovered by Gilead Sciences and developed and marketed by Roche to treat and prevent influenza A and influenza B. (Image: News18 Creative)
Dexamethasone | A low strength corticosteroid, Dexamethasone was first made in 1957 by Philip Showalter Hench and was approved for medical use in 1961. (Image: News18 Creative)
Dexamethasone | A low strength corticosteroid, Dexamethasone was first made in 1957 by Philip Showalter Hench and was approved for medical use in 1961. (Image: News18 Creative)
Tocilizumab | An immunosuppressive drug developed by Chugai Pharmaceuticals, Japan in 1997 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. (Image: News18 Creative)
Tocilizumab | An immunosuppressive drug developed by Chugai Pharmaceuticals, Japan in 1997 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Jul 15, 2020 04:58 pm

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