Just the facts: What drugs are safe and effective for COVID-19?

Brit Long, Stephen Y. Liang, Hans Rosenberg, Christopher Hicks, Michael Gottlieb

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Abstract

A 53-year-old male presents with cough, fever, and myalgias for 7 days. Vitals include temperature, 38.0°C; heart rate, 110; blood pressure, 118/70 mm Hg; respiration rate, 28; and oxygen saturation 83% on room air. His only past medical history is hypertension. Your community is in the midst of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The patient is hypoxic but responds to oxygen supplementation with nasal cannula and a face mask. His chest x-ray demonstrates multifocal infiltrates. Are there any therapeutic agents currently available for COVID-19?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-594
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • medications
  • therapeutics

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