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drugs for covid-19?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No specific drugs: Rest. Hydrate, Quarantine. If symptomatic consider acetaminophen, decongestant, or saline for nasal irrigation. If you have shortness of breath, blue lips or dizziness - please get urgent evaluation. Call your doctor if you are uncertain about the severity of your symptoms. There are no specific medications for COVID 19.

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Is there a drug for Covid-19?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A COVID cure?: There is currently no cure for COVID 19.
A member asked:

Are there effective drugs for Covid-19?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No cures.: There are currently no cures for COVID 19. There are numerous clinical trials to look for effective meds. Clinical trials with Remdesivir ( broad-spectrum antiviral medication) show some initial positive results.
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Why aren't there any drugs for Covid-19 yet?

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Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 18 years experience
COVID: there are many drugs that they are using that decrease the viral load of COVID in the our bodies currently. There are many vaccines that are currently in the developmental stages.
A member asked:

How long until there will be good drugs for Covid-19?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
We don't know: There are currently some promising clinical trials for drugs to treat COVID 19 - however, even though expedited - it will take some time to get through the testing process.
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A 65-year-old male asked:

Does anyone have any information on this (alleged) study called "A Henry Ford Health System review of HCQ studies showed that the drug, when use correctly, saves lives." Does this report show/not show that the drug HCQ is useful against COVID-19?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Uncertain: Retrospective analysis of 2,541 hospitalized pt's reported 13% death rate in those treated with hydroxychloroquine alone & 26.4% not treated with it. None of the pt's had serious cardiac conditions. Patients were reportedly treated earlier & with different med doses than other studies. This warrants more study. https://www.henryford.com/news/2020/07/hydro-treatment-study

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