Politics Coronavirus: France bans treatment of Covid-19 with hydroxychloroquine

12:17  28 may  2020
12:17  28 may  2020 Source:   fitforfun.de

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  Coronavirus: Frankreich verbietet Behandlung von Covid-19 mit Hydroxychloroquin © iStockphoto It was hopeful in the fight against the coronavirus, but now there are doubts about hydroxychloroquine. Some experts even believe that it could increase the death rate - which is why Covid-19 treatment with the malaria drug has been stopped.

In France, people with Covid 19 may no longer be treated with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine. The government released a corresponding decree on Wednesday, as the Ministry of Health announced.

Previously, France's High Council for Public Health and the Medicines Safety Agency (ANSM) advised against treatment with the drug and initiated the suspension of corresponding clinical studies.

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Since the end of March, patients with severe Covid 19 courses in France have been treated with the malaria drug under strict medical supervision.

This exception has now been overturned. "Whether at the family doctor or in the hospital, this drug must not be prescribed to patients suffering from Covid-19 ," said the Ministry of Health.

In the specialist journal ' The Lancet ', researchers had recently reported on the basis of a comprehensive data analysis that the malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and the very similar chloroquine are probably not suitable for the treatment of Covid-19 and the active ingredients may even increase the death rate.

The World Health Organization (WHO) subsequently suspended tests with the drug hydroxychloroquine.


Mehra, M. et al. (2020): Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis, retrieved on May 27, 2020 :, https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736 (20) 31180-6 / fulltext

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