American College of Physicians Issue Statement on Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19 Treatment

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  • July 31, 2020
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Three large, in-progress randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with strong study designs ceased enrollment for the hydroxychloroquine-only versus control comparison early due to lack of efficacy in preliminary analyses.

Key Points

  • Do not use chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine alone or in combination with azithromycin as prophylaxis against COVID-19.
  • Do not use chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine alone or in combination with azithromycin as a treatment of patients with COVID-19.
  • Clinicians may choose to treat hospitalized COVID-19–positive patients with chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine alone or in combination with azithromycin in the context of a clinical trial, using shared and informed decision making with patients (and their families).