A. OTC Drugs & Dietary Supplements

An OTC Antiviral Drug Candidate for Children of 6+ Years Old

May 15, 2020
Dimetapp Children's Cold & Allergy
(Two Active Ingredients: Brompheniramine-C16H19BrN2 and Phenylephrine-C9H13NO2)

Dietary Supplements & OTC Drugs as Antiviral Drug Candidates

The main target zones of a drug molecule are instructed in the round brackets.

Pantethine (Alveolar walls & upper respiratory tract. A broad-spectrum agent)
Glutamine (Alveolar walls. A broad-spectrum agent)
Resveratrol (Oxygen-rich spots near alveoli & brain.) [1]
Melatonin (Alveolar walls & blood. A broad-spectrum agent) [1-5]
Vitamin B12 (Act as an immune defender responding to CD4)[6]
Nicotine Patch (Alveolar walls & liver. A broad-spectrum agent)[7]
Fexofenadine (Upper respiratory tract) [8-10]
Quercetin (A family member of Favipiravir)[11-15]
α-Cyclodextrin (Alveolar walls & blood vessels) New

[1] Victoria Yunez Behm, et al., "Personalized Nutrition & the COVID-19 Era", prepared by the Personalized Nutrition & COVID-19 Task Force of the American Nutrition Association, updated May 5, 2020.

[2] ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04353128.

[3] Rui Zhang et al., "COVID-19: Melatonin as a potential adjuvant treatment", Life Sciences, Vol. 250, 1 June 2020.

[4] George Anderson & Russel J. Reiter, "Melatonin: Roles in influenza, Covid‐19, and other viral infections", Reviews in Medical Virology, 21 April 2020.

[5] Admin, "Dr. Neel a pioneer in treating COVID-19 patients with melatonin", The Devine News, May 8, 2020.

[6] ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04395768.

[7] "French scientists to test theory that nicotine combats COVID-19", HEALTH NEWS-Paris(Reuters), April 27, 2020.

[8] Mohammad Injamul Hoq, et al., "Is COVID-19 spreading and curing silently: an observation of three family clusters in Bangladesh", J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol , 2020, 31(6).

[9] Takeshi Arashiro, et al, "COVID-19 in 2 Persons with Mild Upper Respiratory Tract Symptoms on a Cruise Ship, Japan"(Figure), Emerg Infect Dis. , 2020, 26(6).

[10] Henry Ford Health System Staff, "Over-The-Counter Remedies To Ease COVID-19 Symptoms", Henry Ford Health System, December 12, 2020

[11] Amr K. Ahmed, et al, "Effects of Quadruple Therapy: Zinc, Quercetin, Bromelain and Vitamin C on the Clinical Outcomes of Patients Infected with COVID-19", Rea Int J of End and Diabe., August 29, 2020.

[12] "Supplements For COVID-19: Quercetin Emerging As An Adjuvant For COVID-19 Treatments", Thailand Medical News, August 13, 2020.

[13] ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04578158

[14] ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04377789

[15] ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04468139