Influence: discovered the drug that cure in a day

Published on Oct 30, 2018

In the United States is a drug which will greatly reduce the symptoms that accompanies the flu. The drug is called baloxavir marboxil. Two clinical trials have shown that this new molecule reduces the duration of flu symptoms by about a day. Also destroys the flu virus more quickly in adolescents and in healthy adults.

A first clinical trial was conducted in Japan in 2016. The trial was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the drug in the 389 volunteers between the ages of 20 and 64 years old. The research found that the Baloxavir reduces the average duration of symptoms of the flu.

A second study conducted in the United States and in Japan during the flu season 2016-17, has involved more than 1000 volunteers between the ages of 12 and 64 years of age with influenza has been established. The drug compared with a placebo and oseltamivir, another medication, has reduced the average time of disappearance of the symptoms of the flu. Both Baloxavir and oseltamivir had a similar effect in reducing the symptoms, but the first required a single dose compared to the 5 days of care provided by the second.

The discovery was made by an international research group (Baloxavir Marboxil Investigators Group), coordinated by Frederick G. Hayden of the Department of Medicine of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA). In particular, so she explained Hayden:

“The baloxavir shows a high power of antiviral for the flu without complications, and if approved by the Food and Drug Administration, would be an important addition to our treatment options of influenza”

Hayden adds that the drug has no effect against viral strains of influenza A and B, including those that may be resistant to currently available drugs.

The article Influence: discovered the drug that cure in a day comes from KontroKultura.


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