Shionogi says its drug Xocova may reduce the risk of long-term COVID symptoms


Shionogi’s COVID-19 treatment Xocova has been found to reduce the risk of developing at least one long-lasting COVID-19 symptom, the Osaka-based pharmaceutical company said Wednesday.

Shionogi, which has yet to publish the results in a journal, presented the data at a conference in the United States this week.

Data were obtained through follow-up of mild or moderate COVID-19 patients enrolled in clinical trials. Approval of Xocova as a treatment for virusesThe drug received emergency approval in Japan in November, being the third oral treatment available in the country and the first to be developed domestically.

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