Update on use of chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Update on use of chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Drugs that are specifically efficacious against SARS-CoV-2 have yet to be established. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have garnered considerable attention for their potential to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2020-04-12

Citation

Gao, Jianjun, and Shasha Hu. 2020. "Update on use of chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)." BioScience Trends advpub.

Abstract

Drugs that are specifically efficacious against SARS-CoV-2 have yet to be established. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have garnered considerable attention for their potential to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Increasing evidence obtained from completed clinical studies indicates the prospects for chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. More randomized control clinical studies are warranted to determine the feasibility of these two drugs in treating COVID-19.

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