Chloroquine ‘not effective’ in Corona Virus treatment, study finds

Chloroquine “not effective” in Corona Virus treatment May 23 at 11:45

The results of a study on large-scale patients who say that “no effect is recognized” for chloroquine, a treatment for malaria, which is being studied, as it may be effective in treating the new coronavirus.
Chloroquine, a therapeutic agent for malaria, has already been used in the medical field, including emergency permission for patients with the new coronavirus in the United States, but the effect on patients has not yet been proven.

Research groups in the United States and Switzerland have released data on more than 96,000 patients hospitalized with the new coronavirus from December 20 last year to December 14 last month.

Of these patients who were administered “chloroquine”, or “hydroxychloroquine” whose properties are close, about 81,000 patients who have not been administered, the mortality rate is 16.4% patients who were administered “chloroquine”, whereas 18% in the case of hydroxychloroquine, 9.3% of patients who have not been administered, It is that the patient who was administered was higher.

In addition, when antimicrobial drugs were administered together, the mortality rate was higher at 22.2% for chloroquine and 23.8% for hydroxychloroquine.

The research group analyzed the effects of the symptoms when they were hospitalized and the effects of the patient’s illness, but the effects of treatment were not observed in chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine.

In addition, 8% of patients who were given “hydroxychloroquine” and antimicrobial drugs in parallel had an abnormal heart rate.

The therapeutic effects of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine on the new coronavirus have been published earlier this month.