Apr 12, 2021

Covid: Asthma drug 'speeds up recovery at home'

A cheap drug, commonly used to treat asthma, can help people at home recover more quickly from Covid-19, a UK trial has found. Final results from the trial, which are likely to include more data, are expected at the end of April. Associate Prof Gail Hayward, a GP and investigator on the trial, said patients at higher risk could be offered the inhaler as part of their treatment on the NHS. One inhaler is thought to cost about £14. A smaller, earlier-stage trial on the drug in February also reported promising results. The Oxford-led Principle trial is the latest UK trial to release positive results in the search for Covid treatments.

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