Could aspirin be a drug to fight COVID-19?


Aspirin could fight one of the most dangerous risks of COVID-19. Photo: www.heraldo.es

The patients with COVID-19 have a new hope, it is about using the aspirin to prevent one of the highest risks caused by coronavirus, Well this medicine which is generally used as a diluent for blood, since it has the possibility of reducing the probability that they begin to generate clots, avoiding further complications.

COVID-19: Could Aspirin Save Lives?

It will be the United Kingdom where the study will be carried out to find out if aspirin could really combat blood clots caused by COVID-19, will be in charge of scientists from RECOVERY (Randomized Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) that currently evaluates a range of potential treatments for the new coronavirus, in this regard, the co-lead investigator of the trial, stated:

“There are clear reasons to believe that (aspirin) could be beneficial, and it is safe, cheap, and widely available.”

RECOVERY on its website, notes that patients with COVID-19 It is more likely to generate clots because they have hyperreactive platelets, which serve to stop bleeding, and before this, aspirin works as an antiplatelet agent that could prevent this effect, saving the lives of many who are currently suffering with the new coronavirus.

Aspirin, COVID-19.

Aspirin could prevent COVID-19 from forming clots in the blood of patients. Photo: elperiodico.com

The study It will be performed in 2,000 patients who will be randomly given 150 milligrams of aspirin a day together with the rest of their treatment, then the results will be compared with another 2,000 people who received treatment for COVID-19, but did not include said medicine.

It should be noted that aspirin It has several risks, because if it is taken for a long period of time it can damage the kidneys and increases the possibility of suffering internal bleeding, hence it is necessary that RECOVERY share the results of your study, to know in what dose it can be ingested and if it really is an effective treatment for patients with COVID-19, Meanwhile in The Truth News, we remind you to avoid self-medication.

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Notably RECOVERY, has also carried out studies with the Regeneron antibody cocktail, azithromycin antibiotic, remdesivir, dexamethasone and hydroxychloroquine, it is important to mention that the third of these medicines, is a steroid that has been shown to be good at fighting some of the symptoms of COVID-19.

With information from ambito.com


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