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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.
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.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan provisionally approved the use of dexamethasone, a cheap and widely-used steroid, to treat the new coronavirus, as the island faces a shortfall of the antiviral drug remdesivir after the United States bought nearly all global supplies.
PETALING JAYA: Dexamethasone, which is used for pneumonia patients, is more effective in treating Covid-19 than remdesivir and the HIV/AIDS drugs lopinavir or ritonavir, says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.