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PUTRAJAYA: The banned substance dexamethasone was not administered to Datuk Lee Chong Wei by doctors at the National Sports Institute (ISN) but a specialist sports clinic in Kuala Lumpur as part of stem cell treatment for an injury, said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
PETALING JAYA: The drug Dexamethasone is listed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as one of the most important medications needed in a basic health system. However, it is a banned substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) list of prohibited substances.
KUALA LUMPUR: Track cyclist Mohd Shah Firdaus Sahrom has been banned 18 months for using dexamethasone.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): A public health expert and a community that monitors pandemic effects in Indonesia have warned the public to avoid rushing to buy dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely used corticosteroid medication, which has been hailed as a “major breakthrough” in Covid-19 treatment.
PETALING JAYA: Medical Mythbusters Malaysia (M3) advises the public not to simply purchase and consume dexamethasone, after studies revealed that the steroid could reduce death rates by around a third among the most severely ill Covid-19 patients.
PETALING JAYA: Dexamethasone should only be used on severe Covid-19 patients, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
PUTRAJAYA: Cordyceps capsules containing dexamethasone was the main factor that caused the eight-month suspension of Datuk Lee Chong Wei.