I'm reading in today's news that biologics such as tocilizumab and sarilumab could save lives. I believe the steroid dexamethosone is used in a a lot of cases.
At the start of the the pandemic, I was taking both the steroid prednisolone and the biologic adalimumab to treat an inflammatory auto immune condition. As these suppress the immune system, I was told these would make me very vulnerable to complications were I to catch the virus.
Can anyone explain how drugs that make one vulnerable to Covid complications can also be an effective treatment against Covid? I can only think that, in some patients, Covid causes an excessive immune response that has to be controlled.
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