The good news from France and China medics has changed the way COVID-19 is tackled today. According to these experts, Hydroxychloroquine is now used to fight Coronavirus.
What is Hydroxychloroquine?
Since the emergence of malaria, this drug has been used to cure malaria. Dated back to the 1940s, Hydroxychloroquine has been the main cure for autoimmune issues. Apart from curing malaria, this drug has been used to manage symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Apart from treating malaria and rheumatoid arthritis, it has also been used to treat Whipple’s disease when mixed with other drugs like doxycycline.
Hydroxychloroquine is a powerful prescription drug that should be handled with care. Despite being said, to fight coronavirus, you should consult your doctor. For children, this drug has been fatal if some tablets are swallowed. That is why; it is kept away from children.
People with any skin issue should avoid this. Skin conditions like porphyria and psoriasis may worsen if you take some amount of Hydroxychloroquine. If this medicine is used in high dosage, it may lead to mild vision issues or permanent eye damage. Lastly, if you have some heart issues, you should also avoid this drug.
How to use Hydroxychloroquine according to Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University
The patients to receive this treatment are carefully chosen that is done to exclude all those with the above named healthy issues. Together with other types of treatment, patients with cough signs, fever, and mild illness are given a controlled amount of Hydroxychloroquine. It should be noted that the usual patient care like antiviral drugs, oxygen, and antibiotics remain in the list of cures.
As we speak, there is no proven case for this drug. That means that the study is ongoing to determine how this drug works and the required amount that should be used for all types of patients.