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Which drug is effective against SARS-CoV-1 and the coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome?

Option: 1

Lopinavir and ritonavir

Option: 2


Option: 3


Option: 4


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Option A is correct

Lopinavir and ritonavir are currently being studied in several ongoing clinical trials for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), either alone or in combination with other drugs. The use of lopinavir and ritonavir in the treatment of COVID-19 has not yet been approved. Some researchers are hopeful because these drugs have been used to treat similar viral infections.


Option (B) The chemical name for paracetamol, also known as acetyl-para-amino-phenol or acetaminophen, is N-(4-hydroxyphenyl) acetamide, N-(4-hydroxyphenyl) ethanamide by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Its chemical formula is C8H9NO2.

Option (C) Ofloxacin belongs to the class of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria and preventing their growth. However, this drug does not work against colds, flu, or other viral infections. This drug is only available by prescription

Option (D) This drug is used to treat mild to moderate pain (caused by headache, menstrual, toothache, back pain, osteoarthritis, or cold/flu aches and pains) and to reduce fever.

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