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Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:49 AM

Australia's health authority warns against hydroxychloroquine [View all]

BY LYDIA SMITH ON 4/9/20 AT 6:12 AM EDT

... "Due to safety concerns, and the unknown effects of prescribing these medications for off-label usage, such as for COVID-19 infection, there are no current recommendations to treat patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 illness," the AHPPC said in a statement.

"Appropriate dosage of medications for use in COVID-19 are not yet determined, and there is concern that if used inappropriately, off-label use of medications may cause toxicity and lead to adverse patient outcomes."


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The AHPPC notes that there is currently very limited evidence to support the use of medications for the treatment of COVID-19.

"The health and safety of all Australians is of paramount importance, and at this time, the AHPPC considers the evidence supporting off-label usage of medications for COVID-19 is not sufficient," the organization said. "We will continue to monitor the outcomes of clinical trials, and will update our recommendations as more information becomes available" ...

https://www.newsweek.com/australias-health-authority-warns-against-use-hydroxychloroquine-treat-covid-19-1497005

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