Photo: Japanese doctors have found a drug that blocks coronavirus

Nelfinavir used to treat HIV, are able to block replication of the coronavirus.

Japanese doctors have previously found that the drug Nelfinavir blocks the replication of the coronavirus. The results of the study were published on the portal preprints and bioRxiv.

It is noted that Nelfinavir is used against human immunodeficiency virus. In the treatment of HIV-this medication is used in combination with other antiretroviral drugs.

The researchers studied nine drugs and found that Nelfinavir is able to stop the replication of the pathogen coronavirus, even when using small doses.

It is emphasized that while there is no proven treatment for COVID-19, so you should test effective antiviral drugs.