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

  • Brit Long (a1), Stephen Y. Liang (a2), Hans Rosenberg (a3), Christopher Hicks (a4) and Michael Gottlieb (a5)...

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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?

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Correspondence to: Dr. Brit Long, 3841 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX78234; Email: brit.long@yahoo.com

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References S4–S16 are found in Supplementary Material.
1.Guo, Y-R, Cao, Q-D, Hong, Z-S, et al. The origin, transmission and clinical therapies on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak - an update on the status. Mil Med Res 2020;7(1):11.
2.Bhimraj, A, Morgan, RL, Shumaker, AH, et al. Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on the treatment and management of patients with COVID-19 infection; April 11, 2020. Available at: https://www.idsociety.org/practice-guideline/covid-19-guideline-treatment-and-management/ (accessed May 20, 2020).
3.Liverpool Drug Interactions Group. Interactions with experimental COVID-19 therapies. Available at: https://www.covid19-druginteractions.org (accessed March 12, 2020).

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

  • Brit Long (a1), Stephen Y. Liang (a2), Hans Rosenberg (a3), Christopher Hicks (a4) and Michael Gottlieb (a5)...

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