Anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine with antibiotic azithromycin raises the chance of death among COVID-19 patients by more than 25 percent.
The Food and Drug Association cautioned that the use of hydroxychloroquine causes serious heart rhythm problems and other issues, including lymph system disorders, kidney injuries, and liver failure. The World Health Organisation said that the drug does not reduce deaths among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, nor helps people with moderate disease.
Currently, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.