The National Drug Authority (NDA) has approved the use of COVIDEX, a local herbal medicine as a supporting treatment for viral infections, including Covid-19.
The NDA executive director, Mr David Nahamya revealed this at media center while addressing journalists, this follows after various assessment and inspection of the factory manufacturing the herbal medicine, they have approved its use to treat the viral infections including covid-19.
“NDA has approved COVIDEX based on initial assessment, published literature and safety studies conducted by the innovator. The product has been formulated from herbal plants that have been traditionally used to alleviate symptoms of several diseases,” Mr Nahamya announced.
However, Mr Nahamya stressed that the medicine does not cure Covid-19 but it can supplement the medicine being used by medics to treat Covid-19 patients.
The drug, made by Mbarara University scientists led by Prof Patrick Ogwang, had generated debate over its efficacy in treating the dreaded Covid-19.