BE CAUTIOUS WHILE USING HCQ FOR TREATING COVID-19 IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS


BE CAUTIOUS WHILE USING HCQ FOR TREATING COVID-19 IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is anti-malarial drug, which is commonly used for treating rheumatological disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). HCQ has been recommended for prophylaxis as well as treatment of COVID-19 infection. Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder resultingContinue reading “BE CAUTIOUS WHILE USING HCQ FOR TREATING COVID-19 IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS”

INDIA AS A SUPPLIER OF HCQ TO REST OF THE WORLD: JUSTIFIED OR NOT?


INDIA AS A SUPPLIER OF HCQ TO REST OF THE WORLD: JUSTIFIED OR NOT? There has been a lot of criticism of PM Modi after a ban on export of HCQs were lifted and India agreed to supply HCQ to US and other countries. However, is this criticism justified?First, let us look at Indian pharmaceuticalContinue reading “INDIA AS A SUPPLIER OF HCQ TO REST OF THE WORLD: JUSTIFIED OR NOT?”

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for Covid 19 Prevention


Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine: Should you take them for Covid 19 Prevention? Chloroquine is routinely used in the treatment of malaria. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is used for treating malaria and rheumatological disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, etc. Recently they have been in news with regards to their proposed role in preventing Covid 19 infectionContinue reading “Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for Covid 19 Prevention”

Useful Information on COVID 19 Infection


Useful Information on Covid 19 Infection Caused by SARS-CoV2 Covid 19 infection caused by the SARS-CoV 2 virus has become a global pandemic. It started in China in late December 2019 and has rapidly spread to many countries across the world. As of now, the overall trends show an increase in the total number ofContinue reading “Useful Information on COVID 19 Infection”