ICMR sits on proposal to try Arthritis drug Indomethacin for
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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is sitting on a proposal for a scientific trial of an inexpensive and time-examined anti-inflammatory arthritis drug, Indomethacin has been used to forestall cytokine storm in individuals with different well-being circumstances.

• The drug prices Rs 5 a capsule, whereas Tocilizumab, a drug now used to deal with cytokine storm, prices Rs 60,000 per dose.

• Dr. Rajan Ravichandran, kidney transplant surgeon used indomethacin on his transplant sufferers first in 1989 to forestall cytokine storms.

• He wrote to ICMR and its counterparts in the US and the UK on April 29 suggesting a scientific trial. While the UK division of well being wrote again saying the proposal has been forwarded to its Therapeutic Taskforce, ICMR is but to act on it.

• In the US, in the meantime, medical doctors have discovered the drug to be efficient in some 60 Covid-19 sufferers, usually higher than hydroxychloroquine.

• Dr. Rothstein wrote in the British Medical Journal on May 17, "We have found that treatment with indomethacin relieves the pain, stops coughing, and leads to a feeling of general well. We have not seen this beneficial effect of hydroxychloroquine treatment or with ibuprofen."

Dr. Ravichandran mentioned it could possibly be used on Covid-19 sufferers as a repurpose drug, however, a largescale scientific trial is crucial, given the affordability and the promising outcomes of research on the drug have proven.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/icmr-sits-on-proposal-to-try-rs-5-arthritis-drug-for-covid-19/articleshow/75984816.cms
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