The President of the United States , Donald trump told reporters at the White house, that within a “couple of weeks” took malarial medication as protection against Covid-19, despite the warnings of his administration that it is dangerous.
According to trump, took hydroxychloroquine is a drug approved for the treatment of malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
But the Management on sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines (FDA) from April warns that the drug should not be used for this purpose because it can cause irregular heartbeat and other injuries of the heart.
The drug is not approved for the treatment of coronavirus. In addition, according to official figures, trump did not diagnose the disease.
“You’d be surprised at how many people accept it… Front-line workers, many accept it, —said trump. — I take it hydroxychloroquine. Right now Yes. A couple of weeks ago, I started taking it. Because I think it’s good, I heard a lot of good stories… I take pills every day“.
Dr. trump Sean Conley said that after “numerous discussions” with the President “for and against the use of hydroxychloroquine we came to the conclusion that the potential benefit of treatment outweighs the relative risks“.
Earlier, trump approved cleaning products as a remedy against coronavirus for these recommendations was followed by a surge of calls to poison control centers across the country.
According to several studies worldwide, hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine are not effective for the prevention or treatment Covid-19. FDA warns against the use of any drug from Covid-19 outside of a hospital or clinic “because of the risk of problems with the heart rhythm“.