Addiction Drugs , Could Help Long COVID Patients , With Brain Fog.
Some doctors have been prescribing low doses of the drug naltrexone to treat the condition.
Naltrexone is often diagnosed for patients suffering from either opioid or alcohol addiction.
Now, researchers are hoping to gather data as to how the drug works to treat long COVID symptoms, such as brain fog.
Reuters reports that there are at least four clinical trials in the works.
These trials will test the drug with long COVID patients.
In addition, the drug may end up being the subject of a major test conducted by the
U.S. National Institutes of Health.
The drug can be used as an anti-inflammatory and could be found to reverse some underlying symptoms.
While some doctors say that naltrexone “should be at the top of everyone’s list for clinical trials,” .
… others express more caution in regard to its perceived efficacy.
It’s not a panacea. , Jaime Seltzer, Stanford Researcher With MEAction,
These people weren’t cured, but they were helped, Jaime Seltzer, Stanford Researcher With MEAction,
Medical professionals point out that long COVID is marked by hundreds of symptoms.
Regardless of the outcome of the studies, some long COVID patients say the drug has made a huge impact.
It has made me feel like a
human again, Lauren Nichols, Long COVID Patient,
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