Remdesivir is the first antiviral injection approved by FDA against Covid 19. It is a broad-spectrum antiviral drug used for treatment in Covid 19 hospitalized patients only. It is sold under the brand name Veklury. It is given as an intravenous injection.
The latest news about Remdesivir is that India banned exporting it.
what is the chemical composition of Remdesivir?
- Formula: C27H35N6O8P
- Molar mass: 602.585 g/mol
- ChemSpider ID: 58827832
- Other names: GS-5734
- Trade name: Veklury
- PubChem CID: 121304016
How Remdesivir is used?
It is given as i.v(intravenous) injection only in hospitals suffering from serious Covid infections only.FDA approved it for adults and pediatric patients not less than 12 years or at least 40 kg weight. But for emergency use, it is also available for patients below 12 years also. It is available as 100mg powdered form (5mg/ml) and should be diluted before use as saline.
What is the Dosage of Remdesivir and how long it should be used?
How long should we take Remdesivir injection
What precautions to be taken before taking Remdesivir?
What to do if a Remdesivir dose is missed?
What to do if there is an overdose of Remdesivir?
What are the side effects of Remdesivir?
Conclusion ; Remdesivir is a broad spectrum antiviral which has been effectively used in Covid19 hosoitalized patients.