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22 May 2024, 8:28 AM

DRDO’s 2DG medicine to treat Covid-19: Availability, dosage, price

How will the drug work?

The drug is a repurposed drug as the 2-DG molecule is meant for treating tumour, cancer cells. This is a glucose analogue, which looks like glucose but is not. A virus that is multiplying fast in the body needs glucose for energy. Thus, the virus will take this glucose analogue and will get arrested. The drug will then stop the virus from multiplying

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