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Wall St Journal, Hydroxychloroquine Use in Coronavirus Patients
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:46 am Email this article
Here are highlights from an article in the Wall Street Journal written by two doctors for using hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin for treating people with Covid-19.
“Use this treatment cocktail early, and don’t wait until a patient is on a ventilator in the intensive-care unit.”
“We are using hydroxychloroquine in two ways: to treat patients and as prophylaxis to protect health-care workers from infection.
“We had been using the protocol outlined in the research from China, but we’ve switched to the combination prescribed in the French study. Our patients appear to be showing fewer symptoms.
“Hydroxychloroquine, with or without a Z-Pak [azithromycin], should be a first-line treatment.
“Hydroxychloroquine should be given early to patients who test positive, and perhaps if Covid-19 is presumed…
“It may be especially useful to treat mild cases and young patients…
“We have a drug with an excellent safety profile but limited clinical outcomes—and no better alternatives…
“We can use this treatment to help save lives and prevent others from becoming infected…
Jeff Colyer, MD and Daniel Hinthorn, MD. These Drugs Are Helping Our Coronavirus Patients. Wall St. Journal. March 22, 2020.
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