Employees of the Novosibirsk Research Institute of Tuberculosis have developed a new form of drug for tuberculosis, which is more effective than traditional pills and injections. The new drugs will be produced in the form of an aerosol - the smallest particles of the drug that the patient inhales are better absorbed by the body than drugs taken orally. This development is reported by the website of the government of the Novosibirsk region.
According to the project participants, the nanoaerosol form of drug delivery has fewer side effects, and also allows you to control the dosage and avoid overdose. The new aerosolized drugs are still being tested in mice, and in six months the researchers plan to conduct human trials. The authors of the development have tested an aerosol form with more than 40 drugs, including six anti-tuberculosis drugs - according to the researchers, the results are worthwhile to introduce aerosols into medical practice.
We have already talked about the fact that tuberculosis is one of the most dangerous infectious diseases in the world and everyone can suffer from it: every third person in the world is infected with a dormant form of the disease, and almost every first in Russia. Tuberculosis diagnosed in time is almost 100% curable - however, this disease is almost never talked about, so it is not easy to notice it in its early stages.