Benefits of ensitrelvir in Covid-19 and long Covid highlighted in two studies

The benefits of ensitrelvir use in patients with symptoms of long Covid and as a second-line treatment option for those hospitalised with Covid-19, have been presented at the recent European Scientific Working Group on Influenza and other Acute Respiratory Viruses’ (ESWI) Influenza Conference.

Ensitrelvir is an oral antiviral drug for Covid-19 manufactured by Shionogi, which is currently approved under the emergency regulatory approval system in Japan. The drug inhibits 3CL protease, an enzyme that is essential for the replication of the virus.