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FIRST BATCH OF DRDO'S ANTI- COVID DRUG 2-DEOXY-D-GLUCOSE RELEASED

FIRST BATCH OF DRDO'S ANTI- COVID DRUG 2-DEOXY-D-GLUCOSE RELEASED

Context

The first batch of the drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose has been released.

Details

  • It was released by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harshvardhan.
  • It recently got the approval for emergency use from the Drugs Controller General of India, DCGI.

About the Anti Covid Drug

  • It is developed in collaboration with Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Hyderabad with DRDO for emergency use.
  • Anti-COVID drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) comes in powder form in a sachet, which is taken orally by dissolving it in water.
  • It accumulates in the virus-infected cells and prevents virus growth by stopping viral synthesis and energy production.
  • Higher proportion of patients treated with 2-DG showed RT-PCR negative conversion in patients infected with coronavirus

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