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Themis Medicare launches VIRALEX approved by DCGI

The drug is effective against covid virus 

Themis Medicare’s VIRALEX- Inosine Pranobex is the new option for COVID-19 treatment that is effective irrespective of the new variants. The benefit of VIRALEX is that it is effective not just in COVID-19 but also in other viral respiratory infections. The safety and efficacy have been demonstrated through a double-blind, randomised placebo-control (considered as a gold standard in clinical research) multicentre trial in India with the drug showing significantly early clinical response and cure. The trials were conducted during the Delta wave of COVID-19 and showed early improvement and complete relief from symptoms in patients who received VIRALEX.

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VIRALEX- Inosine Pranobex has been approved for the treatment of Influenza and other Acute Viral Respiratory Infections (AVRI) including COVID -19, Mucocutaneous herpes, Genital wart and Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE) by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI).  

Inosine Pranobex is an immunomodulatory agent with an anti-viral action having an established safety profile. It has been used effectively for the treatment of viral infections in several countries worldwide and the repurposing of the drug for COVID-19 follows the results of stringent double-blind randomised controlled clinical trials conducted by Themis Medicare Limited in India. 

Natural Killer (NK) cells are the first line of defence in fighting any viral infection; they kill the virus-infected cells (cell mediated cytotoxicity) and prevent the spread of the virus in the body. Recent research conducted at BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY and OXFORD UNIVERSITY report that Inosine Pranobex strengthens NK cell mediated cytotoxicity in two ways: (1) increasing NK cell numbers and (2) inducing metabolic activation and NKG2D ligand expression on virus-infected cell, thus facilitating identification of these infected cells by NK cells. 

VIRALEX action in the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 and other viral/respiratory infections is through its immunomodulatory and antiviral properties that bolster the body’s defences against viral infections by enhancing both innate and adaptive immunity. The boost to the immune system enhances immunity to offer early improvement and cure from symptoms. Due to its dual mode of action, this medicine is also useful in patients with co-morbidities and suppressed immunity.

VIRALEX is an oral medication available in the form of a 500 mg tablet.

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