Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

March 24, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine is an oral prescription medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria and certain inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and porphyria catenae trade.  It’s considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug or DMARD that works by decreasing the swelling and pain of arthritis. At the same time, it prevents joint damage and reducing the risk of long term disability.

Hydroxychloroquine, a less toxic derivative of Chloroquine can be used in treating patients with SARS-CoV2 virus that causes the deadly pandemic. It has shown very encouraging results and is now gone through a process of approval. In clinical trials conducted in different hospitals in China, Hydroxychloroquine, like Chloroquine, is recommended treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

The mechanism by which this drug work against COVID-19 is not established but experts pointed out that this drug works by preventing the virus from replicating. Hydroxychloroquine changes the acidity and basicity value inside the cells thus interfering with the ability of the virus to escape into the host cells and start replicating. However, Hydroxychloroquine should not be used as a prevention mechanism. It should only be used as part of a treatment protocol along with other medications for COVID-19 patients with severe cases.

Why Buy Hydroxychloroquine?

Hydroxychloroquine is widely available in the US compared with Chloroquine phosphate. It’s relatively cheap, easy to manufacture and its safety profiles are well-understood. It has been administered to hospitalized COVID-19 patients with a very promising result. It reduces the viral load and symptoms were not as severe and last for less time.

Hydroxychloroquine alone or in combination with Azithromycin shows a reduction detection of SARS-CoV2 RNA in the upper respiratory tract specimen of COVID-19 patients with existing chronic medical conditions or those who are receiving medications that might interact to cause arrhythmias or irregular heartbeat problem.

How to Take Hydroxychloroquine?

The recommended dose for the treatment of COVID-19 is 400mg two tablets a day on day one and one tablet a day from day 2-5 or 400mg two tablets a day on day one followed by 200mg tablet two times a day for 4 days.

What are the side effects of Hydroxychloroquine?

This drug has been used for several decades and is remarkably well-tolerated even in pregnant women. The main complications such as renal toxicity are rare and may not last beyond 5 years of continuous use. When taken in high doses for a longer period, this drug can cause a rare eye condition known as retinopathy. Mild side effects may include nausea, stomach pain, headache, vomiting and more rarely itchiness. 

Things to Remember

  • Hydroxychloroquine may not be the most obvious treatment against SRAS-CoV2 virus and evidence of its effectiveness is only anecdotal but COVID-19 patients undergoing clinical trial get better when treated with Hydroxychloroquine.
  • Do not use this medication without the knowledge of your doctor or as a prevention mechanism.

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