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Coronavirus: First Covid-19 Patient Treated with Richter’s Hungarian-made Remdesivir Leaves Hospital

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.26.

A 75-year-old woman, the first Covid-19 patient treated with remdesivir produced in Hungary, has been released from hospital, the Budapest Semmelweis University announced on Monday.

The diabetic patient admitted to hospital with serious pneumonia on October 14 immediately received a combined therapy including remdesivir, the university said, adding that the therapy had significantly improved her condition. The patient is now convalescing in her home, the university added.

According to the university, 19 patients have so far received remdesivir produced by Hungarian pharma company Richter Gedeon.

Remdesivir, a virus inhibitor, is given to Covid-19 patients hospitalised with a serious condition.

Clinical testing of Richter’s remdesivir in Hungary started in mid-October, with all four medical universities of the country participating. The drug was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration on October 22.

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