What is it about?

The paper is about repurposing existing medicines for treating COVID-19.

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Why is it important?

Bepridil is experimentally effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection.


Bepridil is an FDA approved medication for treating angina. Some precaution will be necessary for repurposing it for treating COVID-19. Given all the current SARS-CoV-2 anti-proliferation data, the drug is very effective in inhibiting the virus.

Wenshe Liu
Texas A&M University System

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This page is a summary of: Bepridil is potent against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, February 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2012201118.
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