Remdesivir is considered controversial in the treatment of corona patients. German researchers are now discovering that a long-known drug against Covid-19 should help. At least for difficult courses.
- Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Many hopes rest on that Corona vaccine of the Mainz pharmaceutical company Biontech.
- Medicines against Covid-19: The effect of Remdesivir in the treatment of corona-Patients is now considered controversial.
- German researchers are now finding out: a well-known one antidepressant may well fight the insidious Coronavirus help.
Munich / Münster – Biontech, Pfizer, Moderna – the international race for one corona-Vaccine has long since rung in. Figuratively speaking.
But politicians Virologists and Mediciners emphasize incessantly: Until the vaccine – whose widespread delivery is expected for the spring according to media reports – It takes months to take effect across the board.
Drug against corona: Remdesivir is considered controversial – the RKI warns
By then, thousands of citizens will be in the Coronavirus pandemic in Germany With Covid-19 disease be hospitalized, some even have to go to the Intensive care units be ventilated.
So in addition to research, the Corona vaccine also the search for suitable Medication further, the symptoms can be relieved and the spread of the Sars-Cov-2 pathogen inhibit the patient as best as possible. Remdesivir, which was originally developed against Ebola, is considered controversial.
Medicines against Covid-19: researchers from Münster make a discovery
So, for example, explains that Robert Koch Institute (RKI) from Berlin in one Statement on remdesivir: “The influence on 28-day mortality could not be demonstrated in the WHO Solidarity Study.”
When looking for suitable Medication German researchers have now made a spectacular discovery. The Frankfurter Rundschau* reported about it. Accordingly, researchers found the Institute for Medical Biochemistry and des Institute for Molecular Virology at the University of Münster According to the report, the drug found out Fluoxetine against that Coronavirus Show effect.
The German Research Foundation sponsored the said study University of Münster, the loud fr.de* in the trade journal Emerging Microbes & Infections has been published.
Drug against corona: The antidepressant Prozac is supposed to relieve severe Covid-19 courses
Striking: Fluoxetine has therefore been under the name since 1988 Prozac as antidepressant prescribed. “The research group, headed by Ursula Rescher, found out in in-vitro tests that the active ingredient prevents both the penetration of the Coronavirus into the host cell as well as inhibiting the multiplication of the pathogen – without damaging tissue, ”writes fr.de*.
In the best case, it could Antidepressant severe Covid-19 courses at least slow it down. (pm) * fr.de is part of the Germany-wide Ippen digital editorial network