Good news.. a 40-year-old drug may treat corona

Scientific efforts continue to find Therapy Corona virus disease at all levels, as scientists around the world conduct tests on a daily basis, even on drugs for other diseases that may be useful in treating the virus.

Scientists from the American University of Georgia revealed, in a research study published on the “Nature Reports” website, that an anti-gout treatment may be effective against corona and other viruses that affect the respiratory system.

And experiments conducted on “hamsters” showed that the anti-gout drug (Probenecid) has antiviral properties, which may make it a key option to combat not only corona infection, but other deadly respiratory viruses.

Respiratory antiviral

In turn, the main author of the study and researcher of vaccines and therapeutic studies, Ralph Tripp, said that this antiviral works with all respiratory viruses they tested, including the human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza, and the emerging corona, which means that infection and disease can be reduced by using it. .

He explained that the drug is a preventive method before infection with the virus, and is also considered a treatment after exposure to corona and influenza, as it has been laboratory proven to be effective in fighting the human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Corona Virus (iStock)

Works with other medicines

In addition, the researchers suggested that Probenecid would increase the effectiveness of other treatments, as it is already used to increase the effectiveness of some antibiotics, so it is possible that the drug will work alongside other Corona treatments as well.

Health workers can take medicine to prevent disease, as it is widely available, and primary care doctors can prescribe it to patients, and they can get it easily from pharmacies.

It is noteworthy that the drug (Probenecid) has been available on the market for about 40 years, and it is also approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and it is primarily used to treat gout, and it is widely available in the United States, as it has few side effects.

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