June 30, 2020, 05.01 PM

Previously, he said, the use of hydroxychloroquine was allowed to treat Covid-19 patients because the drug is not linked to increased risk of death.

Based on research, the risk of death of Covid-19 patients without consuming hydroxychloroquine was higher than patients who had been given hydroxychloroquine.

“It means the drug is not linked to increased risk of death. And the duration of the treatment is shorter [for patients who have consumed hydroxychloroquine]. This is just an initial data,” Agus said.

Media reported that the drugs are used globally to temporarily treat patients with Covid-19. However, they are not the main drugs for curing Covid-19. Until now, there is no medicine proven to prevent and cure patients from contracting Covid-19.

(Writer : Sania Mashabi | Editor : Fabian Januarius Kuwado, Bayu Galih )

Sources: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2020/06/29/18084221/bpom-imbau-masyarakat-tak-gunakan-tiga-obat-ini-secara-bebas.

https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2020/06/29/17064331/dexamethasone-dan-chloroquine-tak-bisa-digunakan-tanpa-pengawasan-dokter.

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