Cotrimoxazole as adjuvant therapy in critical ill COVID 19 patients


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Omkar Kalidasrao Choudhari Sonam Spalgis Umesh Chandra Ojha

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Abstract

The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 has forced us to consider using available drugs in the shortfall of vaccines and established treatment. Cotrimoxazole is one of the oldest drugs presently used in the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections in the human immune deficiency virus (HIV) etc. It is a combination of two drugs Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole. This cost-effective old drug is well tolerated among the population with the concomitant use of folic acid; moreover, it also looks after the secondary infections. To conclude, Cotrimoxazole can be used as critically ill COVID-19 patients.


 


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Choudhari O, Spalgis S, Ojha U. Cotrimoxazole as adjuvant therapy in critical ill COVID 19 patients. jidhealth [Internet]. 25Sep.2020 [cited 25Oct.2020];3(Special1):196-7. Available from: https://jidhealth.com/index.php/jidhealth/article/view/60
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