Drugs contraindicated in the treatment of coronavirus named

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Joshua Shaffzin, MD, from the American Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati, named drugs that should be abandoned for coronavirus.

First of all, the doctor advised not to take antidiarrheal drugs with loperamide, as they slow down the intestines and interfere with the cleansing of the body of bacteria and inflammation. It is best to continue drinking water and not interfere with the body’s natural process, RIA Novosti reported.

In addition, Shaffzin urged not to use inhalers if there is no asthma, as they can harm the heart. Any drug containing phenylaphrine, which is found in many nasal sprays, is dangerous for heart disease, he said.

These drugs cause blockages in the small blood vessels in the nose and reduce blood flow. This can be especially dangerous for people with high blood pressure.

Earlier on January 12, immunologist Vladimir Bolibok said that the long course of coronavirus infection is associated with a weakened state of the immune system.

On the eve of the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that the first case of the British strain of coronavirus was detected in Russia.

At the end of December 2020, the WHO representative in Russia Melita Vujnovich said that the spread of a new strain of coronavirus would not cause fundamental changes for the pandemic. She explained that a change in a virus is its normal manifestation: each virus changes during its evolution.

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