A pharmacist holds a box of dexamethasone tablets at a store in London on Thursday. Photo: AFP A pharmacist holds a box of dexamethasone tablets at a store in London on Thursday. Photo: AFP
A pharmacist holds a box of dexamethasone tablets at a store in London on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: keenly awaited dexamethasone trial results confirm life-saving benefits – and risks

  • Almost 30 per cent reduction in death rate seen in patients on ventilators who were treated with drug
  • However, the steroid could cause harm in patients if given too early, results show

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A pharmacist holds a box of dexamethasone tablets at a store in London on Thursday. Photo: AFP A pharmacist holds a box of dexamethasone tablets at a store in London on Thursday. Photo: AFP
A pharmacist holds a box of dexamethasone tablets at a store in London on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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