Three More Repurposed Drugs Identified as Useful Against COVID

Three drugs out of 4000 existing drugs were identified as possibly effective against COVID. They are candidates for clinical trials. They are the antimalarial drug amodiaquine, the anti-psychotic zuclopenthixol, and the blood pressure medication nebivolol.

University of New Mexico researcher Oprea and his team published in ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science, reported that an older antimalarial drug called amodiaquine was effective in eradicating the virus in test tube experiments.

They look through a library of approved drugs and found something like Remdesivir but is also much cheaper.

The anti-psychotic zuclophentixol and a blood pressure medication called nebivolol also cleared the virus in the experiments.

Having more COVID drugs gives doctors more options for drug treatment cocktails.

SOURCES- University of New Mexico
Written By Brian Wang,