New Drug For Treating Covid-19
Many medications are authorized for emergency use to treat COVID-19, including oral treatments like Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir and ritonavir) and Lagevrio (molnupiravir). In May 2022, the FDA approved Olumiant (baricitinib) to treat certain adults who are hospitalized with COVID-19. It’s the second medication that’s fully approved for COVID-19. New covid drug expected this autumn. Paxlovid, a new drug used to treat COVID-19, can reduce the number of coronavirus patients admitted to hospital by over 85 percent.
The drug is already being widely used in the USA and it is hoped it will enter use in Iceland this autumn. Prof. Magnús Gottfreðsson, senior physician at Landspítali national. Coronavirus (COVID-19)