Anti-Covid-Drug 2DG: The first batch of DRDO’s anti-Covid drug 2DG for coronavirus patients has been launched. 2DG is the first drug called anti-Covid drug. DCGI approved the emergency use of this medicine only last week. This drug is being seen as a game-changer in the fight against this epidemic, as it helps in the rapid recovery of hospitalized patients and also reduces oxygen support. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the first batch of DRDO’s anti-Covid drug 2DG for Coronavirus patients. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria were also present in the program.
Know everything about Anti-Covid-Drug 2DG
Manufacturer: The drug has been developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a laboratory of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Hyderabad-based Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has been a partner and is manufacturing the drug for public use.
How does medicine 2-DG works?
DRDO Chief G. Satish Reddy said that this drug will work directly on the shells infected with coronavirus. The body’s immune system will work and the patient will recover quickly. It is a glucose analog, which resembles glucose, but is not. A virus growing rapidly in the body needs glucose for energy. Thus, the virus will take this glucose analog and neutralize. The drug will then stop the virus from growing.
How will the fall in oxygen level be treated?
Director of the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Dr. Anil Mishra has told in an interview to All India Radio that the virus grows rapidly in the body, Hence the demand for oxygen increases. If the virus is stopped from growing once, then the lack of oxygen automatically improves and this drug stops the virus from growing.
What will be theDrug 2-DG price?
INMAS scientist Dr. Sudhir Chandna has said that the price of the drug will be decided by Dr. Reddy’s, who is manufacturing the vaccine supplements. He said that keeping the affordable price in mind, the price of the medicine will be fixed.
Medicine dose: How can this drug be taken?
Sudhir Chandna has said that like glucose powder, this medicine can be taken twice a day with water. A Covid-19 patient may need to take this medicine for five to seven days to recover fully.