The drug Molnupiravir is believed to be effective in cases of corona. But now ICMR has said about its use that this drug will not be included in the clinical protocol made for the treatment of corona virus.
- New information regarding the use of the drug Molnupiravir
- This medicine is proving to be dangerous for the youth
- Instructed to use only the elderly
New Delhi: The government has cautioned about the drug Molnupiravir, which is being seen as a panacea for the treatment of corona virus. The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has clarified that this drug will not be included in the clinical protocol for the treatment of corona virus at present.
- Hence the refusal to take this medicine
The reason behind this is also clear. In fact, it has been seen that in youth, unmarried women and pregnant women, this medicine can have a bad effect on the ability to have children. Although at present this is the first oral medicine for the treatment of corona, so it is being prescribed a lot. But Dr NK Arora, a member of the Vaccine Task Force, a technical advisory group for vaccines of the Ministry of Health, has also advised not to use this medicine in every case.
- Give Molnupiravir only to the elderly
According to Dr Sharad Joshi, a respiratory specialist at Max Hospital, Molnupiravir should be given only to sick corona virus patients above 60 years of age. Until the detailed study of this medicine comes out, do not give it to everyone as a treatment. Especially patients with mild symptoms and patients in home isolation should not take this medicine.
- Molnupiravir is an oral drug, not a vaccine
Molnupiravir was designed for patients with cold and flu. It is not a vaccine, but an oral drug. It is made by the pharma company Merck and Ridgeback. Now it is being used a lot on corona patients as well.
- There are so many benefits of medicine
Let us tell you that this drug was approved by the Drug Controller of India on 28 December for the treatment of severe cases of corona. The benefit of the drug has been seen in the elderly above 60 years or people who have any other serious disease. But many doctors are giving it to the youth as well. Government experts are advising to avoid such cases. The pharmaceutical company claims that if this medicine is given within 5 days of corona virus infection, then it can save both hospitalization and the risk of death. 13 companies of India have made preparations to make this medicine. At present, this medicine can be found only on the prescription of the doctor.