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COVID-19 Therapeutic Alert

Withdrawal of the Recommendation for Consideration of Inhaled Budesonide as a Treatment Option for COVID-19

In parallel to the publication of revised guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the previously published UK interim position statement covering inhaled budesonide as a treatment option for individuals with COVID infection has been withdrawn.

Inhaled budesonide should no longer be considered as a treatment for COVID-19 infection other than within the context of a clinical trial. People already using budesonide for conditions other than COVID-19 should continue treatment if they test positive for COVID-19.

Further information and actions can be found in the alert.


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