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Best Medicines used to treat COVID-19 patients in India

Various organizations have propelled nonexclusive adaptations of Remdesivir and Favipiravir to help in the treatment of Covid-19, in explicit cases, while UK has approved the utilization of steroid dexamethasone.

While there is no particular demonstrated treatment for the novel coronavirus yet, patients are being managed various medications that were endorsed for rewarding different ailments. With pharmaceutical organizations propelling nonexclusive variants of Remdesivir and Favipiravir for Covid-19 treatment, it has been discovered that they help lesser viral burden however are not “distinct advantages”.

symproms of corona virus
COVID-19 symptoms

India has additionally approved off-mark utilization of tocilizumab and improving plasma treatment on explicit gatherings of patients. In addition, India has additionally been utilizing hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial medicate that has been a subject of discussion over its adequacy against Covid-19, as a prophylactic medication. As of late, WHO ended its testing as a component of the Solidarity Trial after information demonstrated that the medication doesn’t bring about the decrease of mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

Corona Worriers
COVID Worriers

Moreover, the UK government a week ago approved the state-supported National Health Service (NHS) to utilize minimal effort, generally utilized steroid dexamethasone, which has demonstrated to diminish the danger of death among seriously sick patients.

List of medicines used to treat COVID – 19 patients in India (Curated List)



Originally developed by US-based bio-pharma company Gilead Sciences, Remdesivir is an antiviral that was used for the treatment of Ebola and has been repurposed for treatment of Covid-19. Part of the Word Health Organisation’s ongoing Solidarity Trials, Remdesivir received emergency use authorization by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) on May 1.

Remdesivir is intended to hinder the viral replication of SARS-CoV-2. This is the phase when the infection makes duplicates of itself, followed unendingly by the duplicates making duplicates of themselves.

Coronaviruses are RNA infections and at the replication stage the key viral protein at play is a chemical called RNA-subordinate RNA polymerase (RdRp). Remdesivir mirrors a piece of the viral RNA and it embeds itself into the RNA strand during the replication stage. At the point when appended, the medication forestalls any further duplicating, leaving the RNA strand deficient and unfit to deliver basic viral parts.

On June 21, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization offered endorsement to Hetero Drugs and Cipla to produce and market remdesivir. Both the organizations have just gone into non-select authorizing concurrences with Gilead Sciences, which is the patent holder of the medication remdesivir.

Hetero has said the medication, named Covifor, will be accessible in 100 mg vials (injectable), which must be directed intravenously in an emergency clinic setting. Hetero Group of Companies MD Vamsi Krishna Bandi disclosed to PTI the cost of its remdesivir will be in the scope of Rs 5,000-6,000 for each portion.

Cipla Ltd has reported that the nonexclusive form of remdesivir will be sold under the brand name Cipremi. The medication is as lyophilised powder for infusion (100 mg). Costs of the medication in the Indian market are yet to be declared by Cipla.



Favipiravir is an antiviral given to restrain viral replication. It is utilized as an enemy of flu medicate. Initially it was produced by Japan’s Fujifilm Toyama Chemical Ltd.

Since the novel coronavirus is a RNA infection, examines have indicated that favipiravir gets enacted inside the cells and afterward gets fused into the viral RNA. It limits the increase of the infection in the body of the host once it gets inside a host cell, diminishing viral burden.

Favipiravir has shown clinical improvement of up to 88 percent in mellow to direct Covid-19 cases, an official proclamation said. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has propelled the medication under the brand name FabiFlu, making it the first oral Favipiravir-affirmed medicine in Quite a while for the treatment of Covid-19. The firm has fixed its cost at Rs 103 for every tablet.



Dexamethasone is a conventional steroid broadly utilized in different infections to lessen aggravation. The steroid medication has been accessible as a nonexclusive for quite a long time. It is utilized to treat a scope of maladies, including ailment, asthma, sensitivities and even to help disease patients better handle the sickness activated by chemotherapy.

Steroid drugs decrease aggravation, which now and then creates in Covid-19 patients as the resistant framework overcompensates to battle the contamination. The UK-based RECOVERY preliminary outcomes have shown dexamethasone lessens demise by up to a third in Covid-19 patients on ventilator support, and by a fifth in patients accepting just oxygen.

Dexamethasone is classified under corticosteroids, which intently imitate cortisol, the hormone normally created by the adrenal organs in people.

The United Kingdom has approved the state-financed National Health Service (NHS) to utilize steroid dexamethasone. The medication costs only £5 for a course. It is still not part of India’s treatment convention. As of now, the expense of the infusion is underneath Rs 10 in India.


HCQ COVID Treatment
Hydroxychloroquine Tablets

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) was first evolved in Quite a while for the treatment of Malaria. The medication is likewise an infection altering hostile to rheumatic medication (DMARD), which helps in lessening growing and agony in joint inflammation patients.

An article in The Lancet Global Health said Hydroxychloroquine shows antiviral action in-vitro against coronaviruses, and explicitly, SARS-CoV-2. At affirmed portions, the medication can forestall SARS-CoV-2 disease and enhance viral shedding.

At present, 12 assembling units in the nation are delivering hydroxychloroquine, with Zydus Cadila and Ipca Laboratories being the biggest producers. Other driving producers of HCQ incorporate Intas Pharmaceuticals, McW Healthcare of Indore, Macleods Pharmaceuticals, Cipla and Lupin. In India, HCQ costs not as much as Rs 3 for every tablet.

Plasma therapy

Plasma therapy COVID 19
Plasma therapy

Healing plasma treatment or CPT includes the transfusion of the blood plasma of a recuperated tolerant into another patient. The system has been utilized for a few infections prior, however its viability for Covid-19 is as yet under scrutiny. The treatment is intended for basic patients with low oxygen immersion levels, or those enduring a cytokine storm. According to the ICMR convention, inclination is given to those in danger of cytokine storm, extraordinary shortness of breath with extreme pneumonia.

Healing plasma treatment looks to utilize the antibodies created in the recouped tolerant against the coronavirus. To start with, the plasma from such individuals is taken and is then infused in basically sick patients so the antibodies are moved and help their battle against the infection.

In a mean time Delhi has build worlds largest COVID care facility called Sardar Patel COVID center. Home minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal jointly visited this place.

Check below video for more details on Delhi COVID Care center:

Delhi Sardar Patel COVID Center


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