Hydroxychlororquine For Coronavirus?

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  1. Denton

    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Small study results are not promising.

    Malaria Drug Chloroquine No Better Than Regular Coronavirus Care, Study Finds

    You may have also seen suggestions that hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) be combined with azithromycin (Z Pack) for Covid-19. I'm skeptical. Plaquenil is an antimalarial drug often used for people with autoimmune diseases like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I took it for a couple of years early in my battle with RA. It is used because it suppresses the immune system, and that seems contrarian for use against Covid-19.

    Azithromycin is an antibiotic and seems unlikely to be of help against this virus as well. Is there something I'm missing here?
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Sigh. Human nature seems to sink to its more base levels. Basic levels.
     
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    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    pillatier Well-Known Member

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    Azithromycin would be useful for secondary bacterial infection e.g. pneumococcal. It works well against it.
    Pneumonia | Mycoplasma pneumoniae | Antibiotics and Resistance | CDC

    Hydroxychloroquinone is undergoing clinical trial for SARS 2 (COVID-19) in NYC and also in a clinic in France. It better work Dr. D. J. Trump says it does, if the trials fail they were fake.
     
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    Gallows humor Mike, but still very funny.
     
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    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    I still see lots of people touting this stuff, and citing some crazy claims that some Dr in NYC has used it to save over 700 people with no one dying. Very skeptical of this BS.
     
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    Phil A Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Many people who have Lupus take Hydroxychloroquinone. Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, many can't get the drug. I thought I remember reading that something like 1.5 million people in the US have Lupus. I don't know the percentage that takes the drug or the percentage that can't get it (but imagine it's high).
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    BS. this is not unlike patients asking me to Remove silver fillings to help with ALS, metal in their mouth to help with other neurological conditions or other organic Acid metabolism problems. I understand and appreciate feeling the need to grasp for any possible remedy. But to mislead snd provide a false hope is tragic. IMHO. Ymmv.
     
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    Good summary write up. FDA takes QT prolongation very seriously, several newer drugs have been taken off the market for it. I personally know one it was from one of the companies I had worked for.
     

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