Corona … American scientists unveil a drug that reduces the possibility of death from Covid-19


A recent study found that a specific drug helps prevent serious complications from the emerging corona virus infection that causes Covid-19 disease, so what is this drug? How does it work? What are the controls for using it?

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Maryland College of Medicine in the United States, and it included examining the records of 412 adults who were infected with Covid-19 who were admitted to hospitals between March and July last, And publication The study is in the Anesthesia & Analgesia journal.

And the researchers concluded that the drug aspirin (Aspirin) may help prevent dangerous complications of Corona virus infection.

Aspirin is a drug that reduces fever, pain and inflammation, and is also known as “acetylsalicylic acid), and belongs to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and reduces blood clotting.

About 23% of the people studied were given a low daily dose of aspirin within 24 hours of being admitted to hospital due to Covid-19 disease or in the seven days before their admission.

The researchers reported that the people who took aspirin were:

1- Less likely to need to be placed on a mechanical ventilation system.

2- Less likely to enter the intensive care unit (ICU admission).

3- They decreased the risk of dying of Covid-19 in the hospital (in-hospital mortality).

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Aspirin reduces blood clotting, which can affect people admitted to hospital due to Covid-19, due to its ability to reduce the risk of strokes.

However, more research needs to be done, as aspirin is contraindicated without consulting a doctor, and it can cause dangerous effects such as bleeding and even the occurrence of a hemorrhagic stroke.

Data indicate that a proportion of Covid-19 patients who are admitted to the intensive care unit will develop blood clots in the legs or lungs, and here comes the role of aspirin in preventing or reducing the risk of this.

The researchers write that aspirin use may be associated with improved outcomes in hospitalized Covid-19 patients, however, controlled trials are needed. (randomized controlled trial) to assess whether there is a causal relationship between aspirin use and reduced lung injury and mortality in Covid-19 patients.

In the controlled trial, people are randomly assigned (by chance alone) to receive one of the many clinical interventions that may be a treatment, for example, and a group called a control group is assigned that does not receive treatment or a placebo, and the results of those who received the real treatment are compared with the results of the control group.

We emphasize here that it is strictly forbidden to take aspirin or any drug to prevent corona or to deal with it without consulting a doctor.

About Aspirin

Aspirin blocks the activity of the cyclooxygenase enzyme that leads to the formation of prostaglandins that play a role in inflammation and pain.

High doses of aspirin (usually 300 milligrams) are used to relieve pain, reduce fever, swelling, headache, migraine, toothache, menstrual pain, runny nose and cold.

Also, low doses of aspirin can be taken, “Baby Aspirin” (usually 75 mg) as an anti-platelet, meaning that it makes the blood less sticky and more likely to clot, based on the advice of a doctor for some patients, such as those who have had a heart attack, angina, or stroke.

And there are people who are not suitable for aspirin and must consult a doctor before taking it, such as those who suffer from asthma or allergies to aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or those who suffer from peptic ulcers, liver or kidney problems, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or bleeding.

And aspirin should never be given to those under 16 years old to reduce the risk of developing Reye’s syndrome, and the only person authorized to give the child aspirin in some special medical cases is the doctor, and this must be under his direct supervision and after assessing its risks to the child.

Reye’s syndrome is a serious disease that usually affects children while they are recovering from a viral infection such as influenza or chickenpox, and it affects the whole body, but its damage to the brain and liver is more severe and dangerous, and it is fatal in some cases.

Its symptoms may appear a week after the symptoms of a viral disease such as influenza, chicken pox, or even a cold, and it usually affects children from 4 years to 12 years, but it may affect children and adolescents at other ages as well.

It should be noted that “Baby Aspirin” is an aspirin that comes in a low dose and is given to adults based on the doctor’s recommendation to reduce the risk of some diseases such as strokes. It is not allowed to be given to children, and it is not intended for infants and young children. The word “Baby” means that the dose of aspirin in the pill The pharmacokinetics is low and does not mean that it should be given to infants or children.

In conclusion, we reiterate that this information is a summary of aspirin, and it is not comprehensive and does not substitute for a doctor’s consultation.

Always see your doctor about any treatment or disease, and if you suspect you have corona, see your doctor before taking any treatment.


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