What is the new promising drug against COVID-19?

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Professor S. Tsiodras, during his position in today’s emergency information about the coronavirus, also referred to a new drug, avipantil.

This drug shows encouraging results in serious cases, blocking the proliferation of the virus in the cells of the lung, but also having beneficial effects on monocytes, defense cells of our blood.

NeuroRx and Relief Therapeutics found that RLF-100 otherwise known as aviptadil led to rapid recovery from pulmonary insufficiency in patients with severe Covid-19 treatment.

Avipantil is a vasoactive intestinal peptide formation that is found in high concentrations in the lungs and blocks various inflammatory cytokines.

The two companies collaborated on the development of the drug with an indication for Covid-19 infection.

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