Meet The COVID-19Antibody Cocktail

What is this cocktail about and how it can help us during these tiring times?

What’s New?

The drug will be available via leading hospitals and COVID treatment centres. The drug has received an Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) in India. The antibody cocktail has also received an EUA in the US and several EU countries.

Who Can It Help?

The MD and Global CEO of Cipla, Umang Vohra said that the antibody cocktail has been shown to help these high-risk patients before their condition worsens, lowering the risk of hospitalisation and fatality by 70% and shortening the duration of symptoms by four days.

More About The Drug

The price for each patient dose [a combined dose of 1,200 mg (600 mg of Casirivimab and 600 mg of Imdevimab)] is fixed at ₹59,750 inclusive of all taxes. The maximum retail price for the multi dose pack (each pack can treat two patients) is ₹1,19,500 inclusive of all taxes.

To The Rescue

This cocktail sounds like an effective treatment, and it was the same treatment taken by the former U.S President Donald Trump when he was infected with the virus. Even though all this sounds great and promising, the product is still pretty expensive. So, we have to wait for a couple of months before we can understand how much it has helped the Indian people who have been infected with the virus and whether it has helped us in controlling the current COVID-19 situation.

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