BioScience Trends. 2020;14(2):156-158. (DOI: 10.5582/bst.2020.03072)

Update on use of chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Gao JJ, Hu SS


Drugs that are specifically efficacious against SARS-CoV-2 have yet to be established. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have garnered considerable attention for their potential to treat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Increasing evidence obtained from completed clinical studies indicates the prospects for chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. More randomized control clinical studies are warranted to determine the feasibility of these two drugs in treating COVID-19.

KEYWORDS: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine

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