French warning of “serious” side effects of Coronavirus medications

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Dominic Martin, director general of the National Authority for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products, told AFP that it had been reported "About thirty" Serious side effect"Three deaths"In people with HIV Sk The newer was treated with a drug "Plaquenil" (Hydroxychloroquine) and also with a drug "Kaletra" Anti-retroviral and combines the substances Lubinavir and ritonavir.

He explained that side effects were reported mainly in the hospital and analyzes were under way to verify whether the recorded effects were caused or not by the treatments received by the injured.

He expressed the hope that first conclusions would be reached "By the end of the week".

The body was placed under "Strict observation" About 15 days ago, all treatments tested for anti-covid-19 "Especially when used outside of a frame Clinical trials".

Dominique Martin said "It is normal to try remedies given the circumstances, but this does not preclude the necessity of exercising control, that is, being alert about these medications".

In this context, hydroxychloroquine has been highlighted in conjunction with the antibiotic azetromycin, since French Professor Didier Raoul published two controversial studies and, according to him, "effectiveness" These two drugs are against the novel SK virus.

The director of the French Medicines Authority considered that this was worth "Special attention".

He pointed out that eating them together "Risk is likely" A heart rate disorder "What could lead to a heart attack".

He added this "Realistically more in patients with Coved19" Due to metabolic disorders caused by this disease.

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Dominic Martin, director general of the National Authority for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products, told AFP that “about thirty” serious side effects and “three deaths” had been reported in people with HIV. Sk The newer was treated with Plaquinyl (Hydroxychloroquine) and also with anti-retroviral Calitra and combined lopinavir and ritonavir.

He explained that side effects were reported mainly in the hospital and analyzes were under way to verify whether the recorded effects were caused or not by the treatments received by the injured.

He expressed the hope that first summaries would be reached “by the end of the week”.

The Authority has placed under “strict control” about 15 days ago all treatments that have been tested to combat Covid-19 “especially when they are used outside the framework of Clinical trials“.

“It is normal to try treatments in view of the circumstances, but this does not preclude the necessity of exercising control, that is, there is vigilance over these medications,” said Dominique Martin.

In this context, hydroxychloroquine has been highlighted in conjunction with the antibiotic azetromycin, since French Professor Didier Raoul published two controversial studies, according to which he said the “efficacy” of these two drugs against the emerging coronavirus.

The director of the French Medicines Authority considered that this deserved “special attention”.

He noted that taking them together “weighs the risk” of a heart rate disorder “which could lead to a heart attack.”

He added that this was “more realistic for patients suffering from.” Coved-19 “due to metabolic disorders caused by this disease.



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