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Current Drug Research Reviews


ISSN (Print): 2589-9775
ISSN (Online): 2589-9783

Review Article

Potential Drugs for the Treatment of COVID-19: Synthesis, Brief History and Application

Author(s): Ekhlass Uddin, Raisul Islam, Ashrafuzzaman, Nur Amin Bitu, Md. Saddam Hossain, ABM Nazmul Islam, Ali Asraf, Faruk Hossen, Ranjan K Mohapatra and Md. Kudrat-E-Zahan*

Volume 13, Issue 3, 2021

Published on: 11 June, 2021

Page: [184 - 202] Pages: 19

DOI: 10.2174/2589977513666210611155426

Price: $65


Coronaviruses (CoVs) belong to the Betacoronavirus group, an unusually large RNA genome characterized by club-like spikes that project from their surface. An outbreak of a novel coronavirus 2019 (nCOVID-19) already showed a unique replication strategy and infection that has posed significant threat to international health and the economy around the globe. Scientists around the world are investigating few previously used clinical drugs for the treatment of COVID-19. This review provides synthesis and mode of action of recently investigated drugs like Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, Selamectin, Remdesivir, Baricitinib, Darunavir, Favipiravir, Lopinavir/ ritonavir and Mefloquine hydrochloride that constitute an option for COVID-19 treatment.

Keywords: Coronavirus, nCOVID-19, drug synthesis, antiviral therapies, pandemic disease, COVID-19 treatment.

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