One study showed that hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria, is not effective against Kovid-19. The study has also raised concerns about the widespread use of this medicine by many countries of the world to deal with the global epidemic.
US President Donald Trump called hydroxychloroquine a ‘game changer’ in dealing with Kovid-19.
The study, published in the preprint server MedRSIV, analyzed Kovid-19 patients admitted to several major US health administration medical centers. Researchers observed a relationship between the use of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin drugs and clinical findings.
Researchers believe that it is being used extensively in combination with hydroxychloroquine or azithromycin alone in the treatment of Kovid-19, based on hearing.
Scientists in the study analyzed the data of patients infected with SARS-COV-2 admitted to all Veterans Health Administration medical centers in the US until April 11.
They divided 368 patients into different categories. In one, there were patients who were given only hydroxychloroquine. At the same time, there were such patients, who were given a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin.
Initial findings showed that some patients died and some required ventilators. Based on this, scientists said that there is no evidence to suggest that hydroxychloroquine reduces the need for mechanical ventilation in patients infected with Covid-19.