Potential harms of chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for treating COVID-19

April 9, 2020 – Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin are being used to treat and prevent COVID-19 despite weak evidence for effectiveness, and physicians and patients should be aware of the drugs’ potentially serious adverse events, states a review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “Physicians and patients should be aware of several rare but potentially life-threatening adverse […]

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