United States President Mr. Donald Trump is feeling better after taking a two week dose of hydroxychloroquine and will take it again if he thinks he is exposed to the COVID19, a top white house officials said.
Hydroxychloroquine is not FDA approved for the treatment of Coronavirus but it has been identified as a possible treatment for the infection and the United States government has requested its immediate availability.
President Donald Trump has called hydroxychloroquine as a game changer drug for the fight against the COVID19 pandemic.
I went to him just before coming out here and I asked him that. And he said, he is feeling absolutely great, he's feeling perfect after taking this regimen. And, he would take it again if he thought he was exposed, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnaney said on Thursday when asked how the United State President was feeling after taking the HCQ.
Many experts have underscored the prophylaxis use of HCQ. One such paper by Tina Hesman Saey author at Sciencenews.org talks about nearly 200 clinical trials around the globe, including 28 healthcare workers, she added.
Infact, at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan, 3,000 healthcare workers are taking HCQ as a part of a trial. And there's some really excellent information about the use of prophylaxis, the press secretary informed.
Responding to questions, McEnany said that a number of researchers and doctors have been coming out in support of HCQ.
It's not specific to the President Donald Trump, these doctors. For instance, Sarah Lofgren, an infectious disease expert at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis - they're testing HCQ there to prevent Coronavirus. Also she said, when used alone, we're not seeing major issues. Out of the thousands of patients, we're not seeing things that some people are concerned about, she added.
McEnany also clarified that it was always important to get a prescription from doctor if one wished to take HCQ. Doctors are the ones that need to be prescribing hydroxychloroquine.
After President Donald Trump announced early this month that he was taking HCQ as a preventive measure against COVID19, a number of Doctors have written to President Trump Campaign about the usefulness about the hydroxychloroquine in the fight against Coronavirus.
Some of them even said that they had been taking the Hydroxychloroquine.
After President Donald Trump's repeated touting of hydroxychloroquine as a game changercure for the Coronavirus, the FDA issued an advisory warning that hydroxychloroquine has not been shown to be effective and safe for treating or preventing Coronavirus.