After some experiments found hope to use hydroxychloroquine, which is designed to treat malaria, to treat, countries of the world began using it, so that doctors and researchers noticed some side effects of it.

It should be noted, however, that so far, no drug has been approved for the treatment of infection with the emerging coronavirus by the US Food and Drug Administration.

In this regard, and after starting to use a drug, the American Heart Association warned of the possibility of complications as a result of this drug, which may damage the circulatory system, especially for those who suffer from heart disease.

The American Heart Association notes that the use of this drug may cause the following symptoms in patients with various heart diseases:

  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Ventricular tachycardia.
  • Long QT syndrome: In this case, the time required for the heart to contract and relax is longer than normal.
  • Increased risk of sudden death.

In another context, a report issued by the Pentagon, which was supervised by a group of doctors, indicated that there is still no scientific evidence to support the possibility of this drug treating the emerging corona virus, and the report also warned that the use of this type of medication may be associated with serious side effects. Damage to the health of the circulatory system, especially for those who suffer from.

In a Brazilian study published in the scientific journal, it was found that 16 people infected with the emerging coronavirus died after receiving high doses of chloroquine, while 6 who received a low dose also died.