While the second web of Coronavirus has created an atmosphere of despair in the entire country, DRDO has shown a silver lining. DRDO has created a drug that can be cured quickly by the coronavirus. The government has also approved its emergency use.
What is the name of medicine
2-DG (2-Deoxy-D-glucose). The Drugs Controller General of India has approved it. Regarding this drug, DRDO says that this drug helps corona patients recover and reduces its dependence on oxygen. In such a situation, it can be said that after taking this medicine, corona patients recover quickly and they also require less oxygen.
Who prepared the 2-DG
This drug has been prepared by DRDO’s Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied with Dr. Reddy Laboratories based in Hyderabad. Work on this was going on since last year.
How does medicine work
According to scientists, the corona virus is attracted to glucose and increases infection. This drug will go into the body like glucose, on seeing which the virus will come close to it and the infection will stop as soon as it comes in contact. This drug accelerates the recovery speed of the patient. Those who were given this medicine, their RT-PCR test quickly came negative.
What happened to the clinical trial
The clinical trial of 2-DG took place in the months of May and October last year. In the Phase-2 trial, 6 hospitals and 11 hospitals participated in Phase 2B trial. In the Phase-2 trial, 110 patients participated, it showed that those who had been given this medicine were cured 2.5 days earlier than the rest of the patients.
When its Phase-3 trial took place in November last year, it included 27 COVID hospitals in Delhi, UP, West Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It also showed that those who have been given this medicine are less in need of oxygen. The good thing is that this drug has proved to be effective in people of all ages.
Medicine is in powder form
2- DG medicines are in the form of powder. It will be found in the pouch. It can be drunk easily by dissolving it in water.
When will medicine come in the market
DRDO says that this drug can be produced very easily. It will be made available soon across the country. It has a very generic molecule and is exactly the same as glucose.