COVID-19 Potential treatments

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Drugs used to treat malaria and HIV show promise in treating Covid-19 Coronavirus. Many medical teams from China, Australia and Europe have seen the two medications manage stop and wipe out COVID 19 infections.

Hydroxychloroquine an anti-malarial drug, and Kaletra a combination of lopinavir/ritonavir have shown promising results in eliminating the virus in infected patients. While the results are preliminary and have not been confirmed in a larger controlled test both meds are FDA approved and off-label use may be appropriate in treating COVID-19 when no other treatment options are available.

In order to share information, I have put in the recommended treatment guidelines the Belgium’s are using for a Mild to Moderate case of COVID-19. If you or a loved one are infected, please share with your medical professionals.


TITLE- COVID-19 Potential treatments

Byline: Farmalife/Christopher Lynn

Drugs used to treat malaria and HIV show promise in treating Covid-19 Coronavirus.  Many medical teams from China, Australia and Europe have seen the two medications manage stop and wipe out COVID 19 infections.

Hydroxychloroquine an anti-malarial drug, and Kaletra a combination of lopinavir/ritonavir have shown promising results in eliminating the virus in infected patients.  While the results are preliminary and have not been confirmed in a larger controlled test both meds are FDA approved and off-label use may be appropriate in treating COVID-19 when no other treatment options are available.

In order to share information, I have put in the recommended treatment guidelines the Belgium’s are using for a Mild to Moderate case of COVID-19.  If you or a loved one are infected, please share with your medical professionals

Confirmed COVID-19   Mild-to moderate disease (no O2 requirement/no evidence of pneumonia) Risk group Symptomatic treatment Consider start hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil®) IF NO CONTRAINDICATION • 400 mg at suspicion/diagnosis; • 400 mg 12 h later • Followed by 200 mg BID up to Day 5 NB: stop hydroxychloroquine if follow-up at home If no hydroxychloroquine available, consider chloroquine 600 mg (10mg/kg) at diagnosis and 300mg (5 mg/kg) 12 h later, followed by 300 mg (5 mg/kg) BID up to Day 5 Contra-indications   QT > 500 msec drug interaction; check at http://www.covid19- druginteractions.org (Myasthenia gravisPorphyriaRetinal pathologyEpilepsy   NB: pregnancy is not a contraindication as such (large safety experience with chloroquine); see risk/benefit balance

Perform ECG daily if initial QT 450- 500 msec, and biochemistry according to underlying disease

WHAT ARE THE DRUGS THAT COULD BE USED TO STOP THE CORONAVIRUS? 

Hydroxychloroquine  is a drug which was once commonly used to prevent and treat malaria.

As humans have developed an increased natural resistance to the mosquito-borne disease, the drug has been used less frequently.

Researchers now believe it may hold the key to treating COVID-19, the latest strain of coronavirus.

Common side affects include muscle problems, loss of appetite and diarrhoea.

In February 2020, Chinese medics determined the drug may be safe and effective in treating coronavirus induced pneumonia.  

LOPINAVIR/RITONAVIR  (KALETRA)

The combined fixed dose drug has been used in the fight against HIV and AIDS since 2006.

Some of the negative side affects to the drug include  diarrhoea, vomiting, feeling tired, headaches, and muscle aches.

Chinese medical researchers suggested the drug had successfully cured coronavirus patients after the December 2019 outbreak.

Requests have been submitted in China to start a clinical trial of the drug to accurately determine its effectiveness in fighting COVID-19. 

Australian authorities are also hoping to test the drug on local patients.

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