The drug that has everyone talking…

Hydroxychloroquine is a drug that is usually used to treat malaria, lupus erythematosus and other rheumatoid conditions like arthritis, according to the National Institute of Health. In various studies, this drug was used to demonstrate antiviral activity in order to modify the immune system’s activity. This drug is very strong even with short term use, it can cause severe side effects like seizures, dermatological reactions, and hypoglycemia. Lately, there has been a hashtag on Twitter surrounding this drug, “#hydroxychloroquine” because there’s a hypothesis that it may be useful in treating COVID-19. When hydroxychloroquine was first introduced in the possibility of curing the symptoms of COVID-19, many people were skeptical but many were in favor of it.

A few people shared positive information in regards to the drug that it helped cure some of their families and friends that had coronavirus:

Others had a negative view of the drug and were more upset that President Trump was helping to fund the drug for COVID-19 patients. Those that needed the drug to help with underlining conditions, like lupus erythematosus, now had limited access due to the high demand.

Overall, it is still unknown if hydroxychloroquine is COVID-19’s cure.

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