Hydroxychloroquine’s Negative Health Effects

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Hydroxychloroquine’s Negative Health Effects

The Malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine is again the news because the President of the United States has announced he is regularly taking the drug in an attempt to protect against Covid-19.  The drug is not approved by the FDA for such a use but some people believe it may help.  However, there have been many tests that show the drug is dangerous when taken in an attempt to prevent the coronavirus.

An analysis of 96,000 cases of COVID-19 showed that patients who were treated with the antimalarial drugs chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine had a death rate that was roughly twice as high as for patients who weren’t treated with the drugs.

“The study, covering the period from last December to mid-April, reported a death rate of 18% for hospital patients taking hydroxychloroquine, 16.4% for chloroquine, and 22.2% to 23.8% for patients getting those drugs in combination with an antibiotic like azithromycin. The death rate for the control group was 9.3%.”

“Treatment with chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine does not benefit patients with COVID-19,” said Mandeep Mehra, lead author of the study and executive director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Advanced Heart Disease in Boston.

Experts and researchers are noting the study as a landmark for the virus and the drug and that “It is clear that high profile endorsements of taking these drugs without clinical oversight is both misguided and irresponsible.”

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