Indian Institute of Technology has found that Clinically approved drug “Teicoplanin” works 10 times better than HCQ for treating Covid-19.
The researchers in Delhi’s Indian Institute of Technology have found that a drug called “Teicoplanin”, which is clinically approved, has the 10 times effectiveness than several drugs, including Hydroxychloroquine, for treating Covid-19.
The professor at IIT Delhi, Ashok Patel speaking to a media said the researchers have compared Teicoplanin with other main drugs in current use against SARS-CoV-2 and found the drug is 10—20 times more effective.
Patel said their research strengthened, as Sapienza University in Rome also got positive results when they clinically carried out a study with Teicoplanin.
However, he said, the researchers require a more detailed experiment regarding mild, moderate, and critically ill Covid-19 patients to get a conclusion.Teicoplanin, which is a glycopeptide antibiotic, is clinically approved by FDA and regularly used for treating Gram-positive bacterial infections.
Globally, Total cases have crossed over 33.8 M, and 1.01 M fatalities have recorded.In India, 6.23 M Covid-19 cases have been reported till Wednesday while the deaths raked to 97, 497.India has announced Unlock 5 recently in which Cinema halls can be re-opened from October 15 while States/UTs can take a decision on re-opening of schools and colleges after OCT 15.