Hydroxychloroquine not effective in the Treatment of Covid-19, increased risk for ventricular arrhythmias

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In a study published in the Peer-Reviewed medical journal The Lancet on May 22, 2020 it concluded that Hydroxychloroquine is not an effective treatment for Covid-19, but rather may increase the risk of ventricular arrhythmias and decreased hospital survival.

Background

“Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, often in combination with a second-generation macrolide, are being widely used for treatment of COVID-19, despite no conclusive evidence of their benefit. Although generally safe when used for approved indications such as autoimmune disease or malaria, the safety and benefit of these treatment regimens are poorly evaluated in COVID-19.”

Interpretation

“We were unable to confirm a benefit of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, when used alone or with a macrolide, on in-hospital outcomes for COVID-19. Each of these drug regimens was associated with decreased in-hospital survival and an increased frequency of ventricular arrhythmias when used for treatment of COVID-19.”

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3 Comments on Hydroxychloroquine not effective in the Treatment of Covid-19, increased risk for ventricular arrhythmias

  1. The probabilities of clinical success using
    hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin +/-
    zinc against the novel betacoronavirus, SARS-CoV-2
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  2. What is your response to the 5/24/2020 comment by rationalism? It provides findings 180° to your results! Have you investigated the findings he is reporting and are they credible?

  3. What is your response to the 5/24/2020 comment by raymondpeil (above)? It provides findings 180° to your results! Have you investigated the findings he is reporting and are they credible?

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