United Kingdom health care workers begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

Miracle Drug? | President Trump may be taking it, but results are inconclusive on hydroxychloroquine

Miracle Drug? | President Trump may be taking it, but results are inconclusive on hydroxychloroquine

"I think it's in two days", Trump told reporters at a White House event on Wednesday.

Trump said he was taking hydroxychloroquine - a drug approved to treat malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis - in response to the coronavirus threat.

The authors said they could not confirm if taking the drug resulted in any benefit in coronavirus patients.

Now suddenly, a liberal media that wants President Trump out of office (and its more hysterical supporters want him dead) are anxious about the president suffering side effects from taking the drug.

The drug is not approved as a treatment for Covid-19 and Trump has not been diagnosed with the disease, to public knowledge. Evidence for such use now lacks with concerns of potential harms from side effects.

And even the United Kingdom itself does not now recommend taking it.

He said he asked the White House physician about taking it. The most severe adverse effects affect the eye, with dose-related retinopathy as a concern even after discontinuing HCQ.

A study of almost 100,000 coronavirus patients has shown no benefit in treating them with anti-viral drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine and even increased the likelihood of them dying in hospital.

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As President Donald Trump pushes to reopen the country despite warnings from doctors about the consequences of moving too quickly during the coronavirus crisis, he has been lashing out at scientists whose conclusions he doesn't like.

Hernandez added that taking the drug outside of a clinical trial in an attempt to prevent infection from coronavirus "like the President, is probably not the answer". "In the meantime, we suggest these drugs should not be used as treatments for COVID-19 outside of clinical trials." he said.

About 40,000 people who work with confirmed or suspected coronavirus patients from Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America will be subjected to a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. A week and a half later, so far, so good, says the huckster who calls himself president. Right now, yeah. A couple weeks ago I started taking it.

Besides the retinal effect of hydroxychloroquine, there are many other systemic side-effects that can be experienced when this drug is taken for the wrong reasons and in the wrong quantities. "I think it gives you an additional level of safety", Trump has said.

"The decision to take any drug is ultimately a decision between a patient and their doctor", FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn told The Hill in a statement on Tuesday.

The drug is used against malaria and is also sometimes prescribed as a treatment for autoimmune diseases, particularly lupus.

He did not mention a name but the description fits that of Vladimir Zelenko, a NY doctor who has promoted hydroxy as a coronavirus treatment and has been touted by Fox News host Sean Hannity.

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