Scientists treat coronavirus COVID-19 with malaria drug and it worked

  
Via:  1stwarrior  •  one week ago  •  38 comments

Scientists treat coronavirus COVID-19 with malaria drug and it worked
A combination of drugs that include an anti-malaria drug have been used to treat COVID-19, and it was successful

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As we move forward with dealing with the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, scientists are working around the clock to look for cures and ways to treat the virus.

A recent study has been published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and has discovered that a combination of a popular anti-malaria drug called hydroxychloroquine, or Plaqenuil, and an antibiotic called azithromycin could be extremely effective in treating COVID-19 cases. The researchers conducted the experiment on 30 separate cases of COVID-19 and split the total number of patients in three separate groups.

The groups were split into the following categories: One group who just received hydroxychloroquine, another group that received both hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin and the final group who received neither. What they found was that while hydroxychloroquine was effective on its own, the effects of the treatment grew exponentially when hydroxychloroquine was combined with azithromycin. While this study does have a small sample size, the results in these patients, in particular, are quite promising, and could potentially lead to another avenue for treating COVID-19 globally.


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1stwarrior
1  seeder  1stwarrior    one week ago

Now, THAT is some positive news.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  1stwarrior @1    one week ago

Science will solve this issue, but it is going to take focused, and relentlessly dogged effort to make it happen sooner than later.  They can't afford to make mistakes by jumping to conclusions.  But yes.... this is positive news.

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.2  Split Personality  replied to  1stwarrior @1    one week ago

As I said yesterday and the day before, quinine, from the bark of a tree used by the Incas of Peru hundreds of years ago,

is the gift that just keeps giving. 

Now maybe, the FDA will reverse it's perverse position on all forms of quinine and make them available over the counter like they were before.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
1.2.1  seeder  1stwarrior  replied to  Split Personality @1.2    one week ago

If they can use it for treating malaria, this should be a no brainer.

 
 
 
zuksam
1.2.2  zuksam  replied to  Split Personality @1.2    one week ago

I used to buy a lemon soda about 20 years ago and it had quinine in it. I don't remember the brand name but it said "with quinine" right on the label as if it was a selling point.

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.2.3  Split Personality  replied to  zuksam @1.2.2    one week ago

Due to FDA restrictions, even tonic water has negligible amounts of quinine in it now, but the wife drinks as much as she can for night cramps.  ( but it has some quinine or they cannot call it tonic water, lol )

The FDA prevents the import of quinine tablets for night cramps from Canada and other countries.

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.2.4  It Is ME  replied to  Split Personality @1.2.3    one week ago
but the wife drinks as much as she can for night cramps.

I do the same. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif It works for me anyway. 

I feel her pain. jrSmiley_98_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.2.5  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Split Personality @1.2.3    one week ago

Hmmmmmm…..

Been drinking Hendix Gin & Tonics of late...…  

Makes one start to think now doesn't it!

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.2.6  Split Personality  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1.2.5    one week ago

Check the quinine parts per million in the tonic you are using.

The FDA regulates us to 83 here in the states, an almost meaningless amount.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
1.2.7  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Split Personality @1.2.6    one week ago

Damn..... Oh well the G&Ts were good!

 
 
 
1stwarrior
1.2.8  seeder  1stwarrior  replied to  Split Personality @1.2.3    one week ago

My Doc "tried" to get me on quinine tabs for my leg cramps.  Since he couldn't get the tabs, he put me on high dosage of Potassium Citrate - works like a champ.  Wonder if they have thought about putting potassium in as a sub?

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.2.9  Split Personality  replied to  1stwarrior @1.2.8    one week ago

Her blood tests indicated that she should take less Potassium and Magnesium.

We keep fresh bars of soap under the topper at the foot of the bed,  drink tons of mineral water

and keep small bottles of sports pickle juice on each night stand and in each bathroom.

We've probably reduced the frequency by 80% but the severity by 95%,  she used to hobble over to a shower and spend a long time in there.

Now she walks it off before she gets there.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    one week ago

This in not the first time a medication or a test meant for one thing helps with another.  I was a lab tech at Letterman Army Medical Center when they found that the blood test for pregnancy (HCG) was effective for detecting some cancers in males.  The funny part was explaining to a male soldier why he was getting a blood pregnancy test.  I always told them to ask the doctor.  If they manage to fight those infected and cure them, it will give us time to come up with a preventative vaccine.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
2.1  seeder  1stwarrior  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    one week ago

So, how many of the men tested positive jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

Just Kiddin'.

 
 
 
Cathar
2.1.1  Cathar  replied to  1stwarrior @2.1    one week ago

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1stwarrior
2.1.2  seeder  1stwarrior  replied to  Cathar @2.1.1    one week ago

Stay on topic - has nothing to do with Trump.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  1stwarrior @2.1    one week ago

Only one did that I can remember.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    one week ago

I know that Wellbutrin was used strictly as an anti-depressant at one time and then medical providers noticed that their patients stopped smoking so now it's used as a smoking cessation drug

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.2.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.2    one week ago

When AIDS first came out, the hep test was helpful when testing donated blood until a better test came out.

 
 
 
Sunshine
2.3  Sunshine  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    one week ago
This in not the first time a medication or a test meant for one thing helps with another. 

Viagra was discovered through using it in heart studies.  All the male participants where having side effects.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.3.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sunshine @2.3    one week ago

One of the side effects the men didn't mind.

 
 
 
MUVA
2.3.2  MUVA  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.3.1    one week ago

It depends on how tight their pants FIT.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.3.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MUVA @2.3.2    one week ago

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Cathar
3  Cathar    one week ago

This is a trial test and we do not know the side effects but a positive step. [Deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1  Texan1211  replied to  Cathar @3    one week ago

Research goes faster because the President says something?

That doesn't sound very scientific to me.

LMAO!

 
 
 
zuksam
3.2  zuksam  replied to  Cathar @3    one week ago
This is a trial test and we do not know the side effects but a positive step

Since these are drugs that are already approved that means any side effects are also already known. These drugs have been around a long time they just haven't been approved for use against Coronavirus but they are routinely prescribed for other ailments.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  zuksam @3.2    one week ago

So far the FDA has not approved their use for this past the testing phase according to a news report I head.

 
 
 
zuksam
3.2.2  zuksam  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.2.1    one week ago

Well they have to verify that it works, other countries have used it and there were reports that it was working but we must verify that those reports are accurate. Lets hope it works because this is getting old real fast.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  zuksam @3.2.2    one week ago

Most countries don't have the stringent guidelines for approval set by the FDA like we do.

 
 
 
The People's Fish
4  The People's Fish    one week ago

I studied medicine at Wikipedia University so please let me know if you all have any questions.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
5  The Magic Eight Ball    one week ago
A combination of drugs that include an anti-malaria drug have been used to treat COVID-19, and it was successful
in time, china's wuhan flu will disappear as fast as it showed up.
 
 
 
Cathar
5.1  Cathar  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @5    one week ago

On Earth 2 . Not FDA Approved. [Deleted]

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
5.1.1  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Cathar @5.1    one week ago
Not FDA Approved

 that roadblock was previously removed by the right to try act.

https://www.fda.gov/patients/learn-about-expanded-access-and-other-treatment-options/right-try

 
 
 
Split Personality
5.1.2  Split Personality  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @5.1.1    one week ago

Nonsense.

Quinine and it's family of drugs are not investigational drugs that meet the criteria of the Right Too Try Act.

However if one can believe the President, he ordered the FDA to approve trials using chloroquines

in clinical trials although there is no FDA announcement to this effect. Several other countries are embarking on cllinical trials due to some limited success in France.

https://qz.com/africa/1822701/coronavirus-trump-says-malaria-drug-chloroquine-can-work/

Dr. Fauci seemed cynical of the idea that hydroxchloroquine combined with azmithrcycin , which is an anti bacterial, would would be effective against a virus.

Fauci implies that the virus just ran it's course in those particular 16 patients and the use od the anti malarial

may have impacted the fever, but the anto bacterial was useless against a virus.

He has every right to be skeptical.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
5.1.3  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Split Personality @5.1.2    one week ago
Quinine and it's family of drugs are not investigational drugs

as a cure for the wuhan flu?     yes, those drugs are currently under investigation.

LOL

did ya even read the article?

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
5.1.4  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Split Personality @5.1.2    one week ago
Dr. Fauci seemed cynical of the idea that hydroxchloroquine combined with azmithrcycin , which is an anti bacterial, would would be effective against a virus.

LOL, so what? 

 
 
 
Split Personality
5.1.5  Split Personality  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @5.1.3    one week ago

Yes, did you?

If the Right to Try Act superseded any other FDA dictates, why would the President say he intervened and ordered FDA to approve the drug for use in new trials?  Not the drugs unlimited use, but just the new trials.

As a fever busting drug quinine has been used for hundreds of years.

As Fauci noted, there is no scientific basis for using Azithrymcycin, an anti bacterial against a virus.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
5.1.6  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Split Personality @5.1.5    one week ago
As Fauci noted, there is no scientific basis for using Azithrymcycin, an anti bacterial against a virus.

it seems to working when combined with  hydroxychloroquine, or Plaqenuil

it is funny how in a country of 300 million one can find any opinion they like huh?

only time will tell who is right  :)

 
 
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