EU regulator warns of insufficient data on inhaled steroids to treat COVID-19

(Reuters) – Europe’s medicines regulator said on Thursday there was insufficient evidence to support use of inhaled corticosteroids to treat patients with COVID-19, but said there was enough data at present to continue usage of dexamethasone.

The European Medicines Agency said although its COVID-19 taskforce had not found any safety risks so far for the corticosteroids, it could not exclude the possibility of harm in patients who have normal oxygen levels.

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