Chloroquine poisoning: Nigeria warns against the use of potential Coronavirus drug
- Author: Ismael Montgomery Mar 27, 2020,
Mar 27, 2020, 0:27
Chloroquine as well as another drug that Trump endorsed, hydroxychloroquine, are now being studied for use against COVID-19 because they have been shown in laboratories to be effective against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses, including the one that causes COVID-19. "So what we need to do, since there are suggestions anecdotally that it works, try to get it available, but to do it in the context of a protocol where we accomplish two things".
Trump then finalized his speech by saying that the United States government will be making chloroquine "available nearly immediately". But it will not bring any impact to the people as owing to fear of coronavirus and diagnosis of two cases in state, they will go to any length in protection from coronavirus. It remains to be seen if combining this HIV drug combination with other antiviral agents, which have been used to treat severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and is now being studied for use against the Middle East respiratory syndrome, can help, they said.
However, this does not automatically mean that these drugs are effective and safe to use for COVID-19.
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According to the newspaper Le Monde , nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can lead to serious complications even in young people. He stressed that patients already being treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, should "ask advice from your doctor".
Trump did not say anything about fish tank cleaner.
"The priority is to work with the government in these challenging times and do all that we can in combating the coronavirus", a spokesman said.
He said just like controlled drugs, medical stores will have to keep a copy of the medical expert's prescription before selling chloroquine.
An American health care system is warning people against self-medicating for COVID-19 as one man in his 60s has died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate. It's shown very, very encouraging early results. Trials of malaria pills - chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are underway in many countries, including China, France and the United States.
Patients are assigned at random to either receive the drug under investigation or a placebo, and the studies are "blinded" meaning the participants and their doctors are unaware which group they are in, to further reduce bias. Companies like Cipla and Reliance in India are working hard to invent drugs effective as a prevention or treatment for Coronavirus (Covid-19).