Trump takes drug against Coronavirus
President Donald Trump revealed that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine as a cure against the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Trump has taken the drug for almost one and-a-half week. It is known as the treatment against malaria and could cause serious side effects.
About the drug
Donald Trump had heard “very good things” about the long-approved malaria drug. When asked about scientific findings on the benefits of such medicines, Trump claimed he had received many calls about it and that many doctors and nurses were taking it as a precautionary measure. He had coordinated the use of the drug with the White House doctor.
Trump had repeatedly promoted hydroxychloroquine in March and April as a therapy for patients suffering from Covid-19, a lung disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The drug was a “gift from God”, he enthused at the time.
Hydroxychloroquine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of malaria. However, it only has shown efficacy in a few cases of treating coronaviruses, limited data shows.
The most common side effects of hydroxychloroquine are gastrointestinal discomfort, headache, itching, bronchial cramps, weight loss, hypoglycemia as well as dizziness, insomnia and mood swings. However, Trump is in perfect health and also has not been infected by the Coronavirus yet. Sean Conley, Donald Trump’s doctor, states that the benefits of medicine outweigh the risk.
Revenge on India
India banned the export of hydroxychloroquine, since the drug has vanished from the shelfs, when it became known that it could help against the coronavirus. The medicine started to get hoarded at homes.Donald Trump has become a proponent of the drug and even threatend revenge on India, if the South Asian nation did not lift their export ban.
The Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) insists that Indians have no reason to worry about shortages. It’s temporary to keep Indians from buying any more of this medicine. Its effects have not yet been proven and can have serious side effects if taken unsupervised