Chloroquine is an antimalarial drug. It kills the malaria parasites in red blood cells or the liver, and is used for the prevention and treatment of malaria. It is also indicated for amebic infection outside of the intestines, and for the treatment of rheumatological diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Chloroquine is currently under investigation for the treatment of COVID-19. However, the safety and efficacy of Chloroquine are yet to be established for the treatment of COVID-19.
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