Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.
Recent research has shown that, Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat corona virus
In the US, Hydroxychloroquine (hydroxychloroquine systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: antimalarial quinolines, antirheumatics and is used to treat Dermatomyositis, Lyme Disease – Arthritis, Malaria, Malaria Prevention, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease.
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, with or without azithromycin, have been studied in multiple clinical trials for the treatment of COVID-19. The recommendations below are based on an assessment of the collective evidence from these studies.
Chloroquine is an antimalarial drug that was developed in 1934. Hydroxychloroquine, an analogue of chloroquine, was developed in 1946. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis, in addition to malaria. In general, hydroxychloroquine has fewer and less severe toxicities (including less propensity to prolong the QTc interval) and fewer drug-drug interactions than chloroquine.