Look around you. Chances are good that you know someone who’s had chickenpox. You may even have had it yourself because we have found its treatment long ago. But have you ever heard of monkeypox? It’s a lot like chickenpox, only it’s much rarer and, unfortunately, more dangerous. There is no specific cure for monkeypox, but there is an experimental drug called ‘Tecovirimat’ that found to be promising in curing this disease.
Tecovirimat is the first antiviral drug with activity against orthopoxviruses like smallpox and monkeypox. It’s mostly administered orally, and it works by blocking cellular transmission of the virus, preventing the disease.
Tecovirimat has been shown to be effective in laboratory testing on animals, and it causes no serious side-effects in humans.
As a result, the US Food and Drug Administration found tecovirimat to be effective for treating monkeypox in the US and European Union.
In the US, two million doses of the drug are available as part of the strategic national stockpile in preparation for a potential bioterror attack.
Tecovirimat is an antiviral drug that blocks cellular transmission of the virus, preventing the disease. It has been effective in laboratory testing and shown to protect animals from monkeypox and rabbitpox. The medicine is mostly administered orally and causes no serious side-effects in humans.
Tecovirimat was developed by the US biotechnology company Siga Technologies Inc, under the brand name Tpoxx®.
The drug was originally developed to treat smallpox and has also been studied for the treatment of other viral diseases such as chickenpox, shingles, and herpes.
So if you hear about a monkeypox outbreak somewhere in the world, don’t panic. There’s an drug available that just might help save lives.
Is India need Tecovirimat
For now it is not required on large scale basis because of low fatality & less contagious in nature
Is Consumption of Tecovirimat is safe
It is USFDA recognized medicine & found to be effective in curbing disease in spreading to full body, but still in trial phase
Is there any adverse effects of Tecovirimat (TPOXX)
Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and headache are the common symptoms but than also medical advisory is recommended