Chloroquine is "not effective" for new corona therapy Research results May 23 11:45

Research results on large-scale patients who say "no effect" regarding the therapeutic drug "chloroquine" for malaria etc. which is being studied as it may be effective for the treatment of new coronavirus Was announced.

Since it has been pointed out that the therapeutic drug for malaria, such as chloroquine, may suppress the action of the new coronavirus, it has already been used in medical settings in the United States, such as issuing an emergency license for patients with the new coronavirus. However, its effect on patients has not yet been demonstrated.

Research groups from the United States and Switzerland announced the results of data from more than 96,000 hospitalized patients infected with the novel coronavirus between December 20 and last month 14 last year.

Of these, about 15,000 patients were administered "chloroquine" or "hydroxychloroquine" with similar characteristics, about 81,000 were not administered, and the fatality rate was patients treated with "chloroquine". Was 16.4% and 18% for "hydroxychloroquine" compared to 9.3% for non-treated patients, which was higher for the treated patients.

In addition, when an antibacterial drug was also administered, the mortality rate was 22.2% for "chloroquine" and 23.8% for "hydroxychloroquine", which was even higher.

The research group said that "chloroquine" and "hydroxychloroquine" had no therapeutic effect even when analyzed based on the severity of symptoms at the time of hospitalization and the impact of chronic disease on the patient.

In addition, 8% of patients who received “hydroxychloroquine” and antibacterial drugs concurrently had abnormal heartbeat.

Regarding the therapeutic effect of "chloroquine" and "hydroxychloroquine" on the new coronavirus, negative research results have been announced one after another this month.