Recommended Reading

(1). Montgomery R, et al., The Life & Death & Life & Death & Life of Dr. Robert Montgomery.

A Pioneering Transplant Surgeon Becomes a Pioneering Transplant Patient

(2). Kohli KK. Antiviral Drug Molnupiravir: The Next Big Thing for COVID-19 Treatment.

Molnupiravir, a first oral antiviral medication for COVID-19 Treatment

(3). Singh AK, et al. Molnupiravir in COVID-19: A systematic review of literature. Diabetes Metab Syndr: Clin Res Rev. 2021;15:102329.

  1. Molnupiravir is an oral antiviral drug that works through the mechanism of error catastrophe against SARS-CoV-2.
  2. Phase 1 studies in humans showed molnupiravir safe and tolerable.
  3. Phase 2/3 studies showed molnupiravir effectiveness in mild COVID-19.
  4. However, molnupiravir did not work in late moderate to severe COVID-19.
  5. Several phase 3 Indian studies of molnupiravir are ongoing in both mild and moderate COVID-19