Coronavirus | Union Health Ministry recommends anti-HIV drug
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The Union Health Ministry has recommended the use of anti-HIV drug combinations Lopinavir and Ritonavir on a case-to-case basis depending upon the severity of the condition of a person with coronavirus infection.

In its revised guidelines on the ‘Clinical Management of COVID-19’ issued on Tuesday, the Ministry recommended Lopinavir-Ritonavir for high-risk groups patients aged above 60, suffering with diabetes mellitus, renal failure, chronic lung disease and are immuno-compromised.

According to a Health Ministry official, a committee of experts comprising doctors of AIIMS, experts of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and WHO among others revisited the treatment guidelines and recommended supportive treatment in patients suffering with coronavirus infection.

The Ministry also recommended Lopinavir-Ritonavir for symptomatic patients suffering with hypoxia, hypotension, new onset organ dysfunction (one or more), increase in creatinine by 50% baseline and any other organ dysfunction among others.

There is no current evidence through a randomised controlled trial to recommend any specific treatment for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients. No specific anti-virals are recommended for the treatment of those suffering with respiratory ailment due to a lack of adequate evidence of medical literature.

“In light of the above, Lopinavir-Ritonavir should only be used with proper informed expressed consent on a case to case basis for severe cases, within the mentioned framework along with supportive treatment as per need,” the guidelines stated.

Note: Revised guidelines on the ‘Clinical Management of COVID-19 by MOHFW is attached

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