Canada has become the latest country in the world to issue a warning about the use of chloroquine antimalarial drugs and hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19 patients as well as to prevent relapses.
Notice of public health authorities Canada “These two drugs can cause serious side effects, so they can only be used under the supervision of a doctor.
[FDA: Không sử dụng thuốc chữa sốt rét trong điều trị COVID-19]
The notice confirms the agency is concerned that many people may buy directly and use chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine To prevent or treat COVID-19, be aware that both drugs can cause serious heart rhythm problems and lead to death in the worst case scenario.
On April 23, the European Pharmaceutical Agency issued a similar warning about the drugs, though US President Donald Trump could become a promising COVID-19 treatment.
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are currently drugs used to treat malaria and a number of autoimmune-related diseases such as lupus or chronic arthritis.
However, the drug has the potential to cause kidney and liver problems, reduce blood sugar levels as well as nervous system problems.