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    Hydroxychloroquine + azithromycin eliminated COVID-19 virus in 95% of patients in 6 days


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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:38 pm Email this article

    Hydroxychloroquine (200 mg three times a day) eliminated the coronavirus COVID-19 in 75% of patients after 6 days, while hydroxychloroquine plus the antibiotic azithromycin (500 mg on day 1 followed by 250 mg per day for the next four days) eliminated the virus in 95% of patients after 6 days according to a study done by French biologist and Infectious Disease Specialist, Prof. Didier Raoult, MD, PhD as noted in an article on Medscape.

    Here is the link to the Medscape article talking about this.

    https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927033

    The article notes:

    Azithromycin was added because it is known to be effective against complications from bacterial lung disease but also because it has been shown to be effective in the laboratory against a large number of viruses, the infectious disease specialist explained.

    They also note:

    “Everyone who died from COVID-19 were still carriers of coronavirus. To no longer have the virus changes the prognosis,” Prof Raoult said.

    They go on to say:

    On the adverse effects, Professor Thomas Papo, from Bichat Hospital, the University of Paris, confirmed via email: “Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil, which is not chloroquine), vaunted by Didier Raoult as an anti-viral, has been used for decades in tens of thousands of patients, for several decades, so we have a huge follow-up and lots of data. This drug is remarkably well tolerated and we give it to all patients with lupus (for example), including in pregnant women. The main complication (retinal toxicity) is rare and does not last beyond 5 years of continuous use.”

     

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