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