“렘데시비르 투여 106명 중 4명 ‘이상반응’…약물효과 검토중”
South Korea has been treating some coronavirus patients with the antivirual drug remdesivir, and so far, out of 106 of them, four have had abnormal reactions to the drug.
That’s according to the Central Disease Control Headquarters, which said Tuesday that side effects included skin rashes and reduced liver function.
It noted that those treated with remdesivir are mostly elderly people with underlying diseases. It said further probes are underway to determine exactly how effective the drug is.
Remdesivir was approved by South Korea as a treatment for COVID-19 back in June.