Medications

There's no evidence chloroquine helps treat or prevent COVID-19

In new Practice Points, the American College of Physicians (ACP) says that evidence does not support the use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine alone or in combination with azithromycin to prevent COVID-19 after infection ...

Medications

Drug counterfeiters use fear of coronavirus epidemic

Drug counterfeiters are using the corona pandemic to make profits in Africa selling completely ineffective or even harmful medicines. In Cameroon and Congo, five different types of falsified chloroquine tablets have appeared ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA warns about treating COVID-19 with unproven drugs

(HealthDay)—Malaria drugs touted by some as potential "game changers" against COVID-19 are actually too dangerous for general use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Americans on Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heart woes spur partial stop of malaria drug study for virus

Scientists in Brazil have stopped part of a study of a malaria drug touted as a possible coronavirus treatment after heart rhythm problems developed in one-quarter of people given the higher of two doses being tested.

Medications

Side effects seen with use of chloroquine against COVID-19

(HealthDay)—The use of the antimalarial drug chloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients has been halted at several Swedish hospitals due to reported side effects such as cramps and loss of peripheral vision. Sahlgrenska University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Use malaria drugs only for virus emergencies: EU agency

Anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine should only be used to treat COVID-19 in clinical trials or in case of "national emergency", the European Medicine Agency warned Wednesday.

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Chloroquine

Chloroquine ( /ˈklɔrəkwɪn/) is a 4-aminoquinoline drug used in the treatment or prevention of malaria.

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