Remdesivir

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Remdesivir
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Pronunciation/rɛmˈdɛsɪvɪər/ rem-DESS-i-veer
SynonymsGS-5734
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Intravenous
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  • Investigational
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ECHA InfoCard100.302.974 Edit this at Wikidata
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FormulaC27H35N6O8P
Molar mass602.58 g·mol−1
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Remdesivir is a broad-spectrum antiviral medication created by the biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences.[1]

As of 2020, remdesivir is being tested as a specific treatment for COVID-19. It is being used for the sickest of patients during the pandemic.[2] It may shorten the time it takes to recover from the infection.[3] Treatment is given by injection into a vein.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Scavone C, Brusco S, Bertini M, Sportiello L, Rafaniello C, Zoccoli A, et al. (April 2020). "Current pharmacological treatments for COVID-19: what's next?". British Journal of Pharmacology. doi:10.1111/bph.15072. PMID 32329520.
  2. "Remdesivir EUA Letter of Authorization" (PDF). U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 1 May 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  3. Kolata G, Baker P, Weiland N (29 April 2020). "Remdesivir Shows Modest Benefits in Coronavirus Trial". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  4. "Remdesivir". Drugs.com. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  5. Mehta N, Mazer-Amirshahi M, Alkindi N (April 2020). "Pharmacotherapy in COVID-19; A narrative review for emergency providers". The American Journal of Emergency Medicine: S0735-6757(20)30263-1. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2020.04.035. PMC 7158837. PMID 32336586.