Prevention of the development of the side effects during using dexamethasone ( experimental study)


  • Alisa V. Pachevska Vinnytsia Pirogov Memorial National Medical University
  • Wiktoria Bialoszycka Wydzial Lekarski, Warmińsko-Mazurski Uniwersytet, Olsztyn
  • Zanna Loretta Bialoszycka Wydzial Lekarski, Warmińsko-Mazurski Uniwersytet, Olsztyn


World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus has named dexamethasone as the only effective drug for severe cases of COVID-19. Already in June 2020, Gebreyesus called for an increase in the production of dexamethasone for the treatment of severe patients. On 2 September 2020, WHO issued an interim guideline for the use of dexamethasone based on evidence from seven clinical trials. The document contains two recommendations: WHO strongly recommends oral or intramuscular administration of corticosteroids (dexamethasone) for the treatment of patients with severe and critical COVID-19; the regimen and duration of the course is carried out once a day for 7-10 days at a dose of 6 mg.


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