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Published: 2020-09-25

Cotrimoxazole as adjuvant therapy in critical ill COVID 19 patients

Post graduate Resident, Department of Clinical Biochemistry Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) & Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, New Delhi
Institute of Occupational Health and Environmental Research, Basaidarapur, New Delhi & Department of Respiratory Medicine, ESIC PGIMSR, New Delhi.
Cotrimoxazole, pandemic, COVID 19


The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 has forced us to consider using available drugs in the shortfall of vaccines and established treatment. Cotrimoxazole is one of the oldest drugs presently used in the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections in the human immune deficiency virus (HIV) etc. It is a combination of two drugs Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole. This cost-effective old drug is well tolerated among the population with the concomitant use of folic acid; moreover, it also looks after the secondary infections. To conclude, Cotrimoxazole can be used as critically ill COVID-19 patients.



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Choudhari OK, Spalgis S, Ojha UC. Cotrimoxazole as adjuvant therapy in critical ill COVID 19 patients. jidhealth [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 25 [cited 2023 Dec. 11];3(Special1):196-7. Available from: