This Superpower continues to test the combination of the two drugs to determine the effectiveness and side effects in positive patients with corona Covid-19
All countries in the world have declared war on the global corona virus pandemic Covid-19. Until Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 16.24 West Indonesia Time, 781,485 citizens of the world had confirmed positive corona. While the number of people killed reached 37,578 in the battlefield against covid-19 since it was first discovered in Wuhan city.Since the corona virus has become increasingly violent outside China, all countries have given their best constraints in handling the Covid-19 Virus.
One of the efforts that are intensively carried out especially in developed countries is to accelerate the discovery of drugs or vaccines that are believed to be effective in crippling the Covid-19 corona virus. One of the countries that actively carries out this effort is the United States.
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Discovery of a Suitable Drug Combination
The United States is reported to have sent hundreds of medical workers and health experts to research drugs that can be used as Covid-19 treatments. Although still in the research stage, these experts have brought a little hope.On March 30, 2020, a study in Kansas City found a combination of drugs believed to cure Covid-19 patients. America found two drugs as a key to Covid-19 treatment. They found the possibility of positive results from a combination of malaria and lupus drugs. Currently, both drugs are being used for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in Kansas City.
The two drugs are Hydroxychloroquine (HC) and azithromycin (AZ). Health experts in the United States believe there has been ample evidence supporting the efficacy of the two drugs as a treatment for covid-19 infections. The doctors have carried out field-based clinical studies especially hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of Covid-19.
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The content of drugs ever used Treat SARS
The results of other studies they revealed were case studies conducted by doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts recognize chloroquine, which is a relative of hydroxychloroquine, was an effective choice for prevention as well as a treatment for SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) years ago.In 2002, China reported a case of SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) is a virus that infects bats, and spread to other animals that eventually spread to the human body.
At that time, Guangdong province in southern China was first discovered SARS infection in 2002. The SARS epidemic struck 26 countries and attacked more than 8000 cases in 2003.Although no vaccine is found for SARS, drug action can cure the viral infection. An American researcher, Dr. Jeff Colyer, said that in-vitro laboratory testing and patient trials of the drug Hydroxychloroquine are effective for the treatment of acute respiratory syndrome, Covid-19 is no exception.
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Combination of Two Drug Reactions in Covid-19 Patients
The combination of these drugs is azithromycin, a popular antibiotic and combined with hydroxychloroquine. The idea of combining two drugs, in which one (HC) has shown positive results at the time of SARS and one (AZ), antibiotics have been tested on patients.
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French Study of Drug Combinations
From a French study showing that 57 percent of 14 Covid-19 patients treated with HC without AZ were declared curable and negative for Covid-19 infection on the sixth day. But 100 percent of the 6 patients treated using a combination of HC and AZ, were successfully recovered and negative from COVID-19 infection on the sixth day.Both of these drugs have been used for several years in the field of medicine. However, this combination is a new development. Health experts also do not think why the combination of the two drugs is very effective.
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Have Side Effects
The researchers said about the side effects of using a combination of the two drugs. They confirmed that the long-term use of HC can cause problems with vision and in some cases, arrhythmias. Arrhythmia is a sign or symptom of a disturbance in heart rate or heart rhythm. Arrhythmics sufferers feel the heart beat faster than normal.Researchers say that every drug must have side effects, moreover this is a pandemic drug.
However, it should be noted that HC content has small side effects and risks.After the combination of the two drugs, HC and AZ showed a large enough number of people for the treatment of Covid-19 infection. Then they will soon produce these drugs on a large scale and increase their availability quickly.