Fact Check: Thrombobliss tablets and syrup cannot cure dengue in 2 days
A WhatsApp message in Telugu is viral with the claim that Thrombobliss tablets can cure dengue
Claim :Thrombobliss tablets and syrup can cure dengue in 2 days, and the patient can be discharged immediately
Fact :Thrombobliss tablets or syrup cannot cure dengue in 2 days, but they can increase the platelet count in 72 hours
A WhatsApp message in Telugu is viral with the claim that Thrombobliss tablets can cure dengue and the patient who has taken them has been discharged within 2 days.
This WhatsApp message is a snapshot of a Facebook post, the post is time-stamped as August 26, but the year is not clear.
The message in Telugu goes as “దయచేసి ఈ సందేశాన్ని ఫార్వర్డ్ చేయకుండా తొలగించవద్దు.
ముందుకు రండి, "డెంగ్యూ" గురించి విచారించకండి. "డెంగ్యూ ఫీవర్" అనే మహమ్మారి ఎంత విస్తృతంగా వ్యాప్తి చెందుతుందో చూడండి. కానీ ఫ్రెండ్స్, "డెంగ్యూ" చికిత్సకు ఔషధం దొరికింది !! అందుకనే దయచేసి ఫార్వర్డ్ చెయ్యకుండా ఈ సందేశాన్ని తొలగించవద్దు. సాధ్యమైనంత ఎక్కువ మంది ప్రజలకు పంపండి. ఈ సందేశం 110 కోట్ల మంది భారతీయులకు చేరాలి. '"THROMBOBLISS ' TABLETS AND SYRUP అనేది డెంగ్యూ చికిత్సకు ఒక ఔషధం. 2 రోజుల్లోపు తీసుకున్న రోగులు ఆసుపత్రి నుండి డిశ్చార్జ్ అయ్యారు. ఇది శుభవార్త. రక్తంలో ప్లేట్లెట్ల గణనను మరింత వేగవంతంగా మెరుగుపరుస్తుంది. దయచేసి అవేర్ నెస్ కలిగించండి. ఇది ఎవరికైనా సహాయపడవచ్చు.ఇది చాలా చవకైనది. అభ్యర్ధన.
When translated, it claims: “Please do not delete this without forwarding. Come forward, stop lamenting about dengue. See how dengue fever is spreading fast. But friends, a cure for "dengue" has been found!! So please do not delete this message without forwarding it. Send it to as many people as possible. This message should reach 110 crore Indians. "THROMBOBLISS' TABLETS AND SYRUP is a medicine for dengue treatment. Patients who took it for 2 days were discharged from hospital. This is good news. It improves blood platelet count more quickly. Please spread awareness about the tablets. It may help anyone. It is very cheap.”
When we searched for the exact post on Facebook, we found that the post is from August 26, 2019. There are similar posts published in 2019 on Facebook.
The claim is misleading. Thrombobliss tablets help raise the platelet count in patients but does not cure dengue.
When we searched for Thrombobliss tablets and syrup, we found several results.
A website named 1mg.com, a retail healthcare platform, explains that the Thrombobliss Capsule contains Carica papaya leaf - 325 mg and Tinospora cordifolia - 125 mg.
Carica papaya leaf is used to increase the count of platelets in the blood. It contains several active components such as papain, chymopapain, cystatin, L-tocopherol, ascorbic acid, flavonoids, cyanogenic glucosides, and glucosinolates. They have a therapeutic effect on disease processes causing destabilization of biological membranes and helping in increasing platelet and red blood cell counts.
Tinospora cordifolia bolsters the immune system. It also fights against tissue damage and thus it ensures early recovery from diseases.
Thrombobliss Capsule is recommended for Dengue/Malaria, ITP (Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura- a disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding), and adjuvant in chemotherapy acute microbial infections.
According to the research article published in the International Journal of Clinical Trials, in 2017, the research results showed that there is an increase in the platelet count after 72 hours of ingestion of the tablet or syrup. This study shows that a novel combination of Carica papaya and Tinospora cordifolia leaf extract effectively increases platelet count and can be used to treat thrombocytopenia. However there is no mention of a definite cure for dengue disease in the study.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, proof of concept study to assess the safety and efficacy of Carica papaya and Tinospora cordifolia leaf extract (Thrombobliss) in subjects undergoing chemotherapy treatment and subjects with systemic microbial infection and subsequent reduction in platelet count | International Journal of Clinical Trials (ijclinicaltrials.com)
According to WHO, the symptoms of dengue begin to show from 4–10 days after infection and last for 2–7 days. There is no specific treatment for dengue. The focus is on treating pain symptoms.
The claim was debunked by Factly in 2019.
Therefore, Thrombobliss tablets and syrup cannot treat dengue and get the patient discharged in 2 days. The claim is false.
News Summary - Thrombobliss tablets and syrup cannot cure dengue in 2 days
Claim : Thrombobliss tablets and syrup can cure dengue in 2 days, and the patient can be discharged immediately
Claimed By : Whatsapp Users
Claim Reviewed By : Telugupost Fact Check
Claim Source : Whatsapp
Fact Check : Misleading