Hydroxychloroquine suspected to cause higher risk of death in Coronavirus patients
It seems that Hydroxychloroquine might not be a good treatment for Covid-19 after all
According studies and researches carried out on Hydroxychloroquine which was one of the drugs that President Donald Trump suggested as a solution for the Coronavirus have proven to be ineffective after it was used on nearly 100,000 coronavirus patients.
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It was even discovered that the patients who took the drug had an increased risk of death or cardiac issue. The findings on the drug was published yesterday in a medical journal called The Lancet that surveyed 96,000 coronavirus patients across continents.
- The Finding was regarded as the biggest analysis yet on the use of antimalarial drugs in the treatment of Covid-19. According to the reports gathered, it was discovered that the death risk of the Hydroxychloroquine is about 37% higher in patients and 137% higher risk of developing heart arrhythmia in patients who have received the drug.
The chances of risk increased to a 45% risk of death and 411% risk of arrhythmia when the Hydroxychloroquine is combined with antibiotics and given to coronavirus.
According to experts, they said although the lancet findings were emerged based on the analysis of medical records and not from a controlled study but still the size of the analysis offers scientists a basis to conclude that the drug can cause more harm than good if used to treat coronavirus.
In conclusion, there is a little evidence that either Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine is an effective drug in the treatment of coronavirus.