Remdesevir for COVID 19

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I talked to one of the top infections
disease doctors. He treats COVID 19
patients. He said Remdesevir helps
but they don’t have enough.
What can be done about this?
 
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JES

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I have never heard about a doctor who treats ME/CFS with remdesivir. A course of remdesivir against COVID-19 costs several thousands of dollars, so taking this as some form of maintenance therapy for ME/CFS would be hugely expensive, not to mention it has to be administered IV.

I don't think there is really anything we can do about it, there isn't enough remdesivir to even treat COVID-19 patients.

The first step would be to demonstrate that remdesivir actually has any effect in ME/CFS, so far there is no evidence.
 
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This medication has some serious side effects:

"Cohort of 53 hospitalized patients in manufacturer's compassionate-use program: Adverse events (e.g., increased hepatic enzymes, diarrhea, rash, renal impairment, hypotension) reported in 60% of patients; serious adverse events (e.g., multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, septic shock, acute kidney injury, hypotension) reported in 23%; drug discontinued because of adverse events in 8% of patients. "

https://www.drugs.com/sfx/remdesivir-side-effects.html