Is Chloroquine (Alaren) Being Used In Australia
There are dozens of countries around the world suffering from the Coronavirus pandemic and there is no vaccine or treatment yet for the virus. This has caused a massive buildup of patients suffering from severe symptoms such as lung failure requiring them to be put on ventilators. The problem with this virus is that it is spreading faster than people can be treated and put on ventilators. Despite the rather hopeless looking situation, courageous medical workers continue their work on the frontlines of the pandemic and doctors are scrambling to find a viable treatment. One such possible treatment being considered is called Chloroquine (Alaren). This is a pandemic of the likes that have never been seen before. The closest time in modern history that comes close to the current situation with COVID-19 was the 1918 influenza.
With the current situation unclear regarding social distancing and the duration of the lockdown, people are looking for any sign of hope to cling onto. Any mention of a potential treatment for COVID-19 has caused people to rush to buy stores of the drug and similar products. One couple in the US even drank a bottle of fish tank cleaner because it had a similar sounding ingredient on the label. This resulted in one death due to the fish tank cleaner being toxic so don’t rush out and try to self medicate. The reality is that there is very little known about the Coronavirus and the first case was only reported on December 19th, 2020. Part of the misunderstanding is from the combination of Chloroquine and hydroxycholorquine, two separate anti-malaria drugs with similar treatments.
Some doctors in China who dealt with the Coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, China where it originated had reported success with certain drugs when used against the outbreak. Chloroquine was one of the drugs that reported positive results prompting several countries to speed up clinical trials to determine whether the drug is safe. In the United States, new legislation is being could see COVID-19 patients allowed to try experimental medicine that would otherwise take years of trials to approve. Since this virus is so unprecedented, even the president of the United States has commented on his willingness to allow patients the option to try Chloroquine even if there are potentially serious side effects because the alternative is death anyway. In these cases, people would be allowed to take experimental doses of drugs previously used to treat other illnesses such as Chloroquine.
Is it fatal
If 6% of the COVID-19 cases are critical and a large percentage of those patients die, the chance to allow a person the option to take a riskier treatment if they are going to die anyway. The Coronavirus is a bacterial infection that attacks healthy tissue in the lungs. The body then tries to fight off the virus which can cause inflammation and more healthy cells to die. The result is a cyclical process that accelerates and gets worse until the patient is no longer able to breathe on their own. At this time, the patients are put on ventilators when they are available. The problem is in countries like Italy there is a shortage of ventilators which are vital and keeping the most critical COVID-19 patients alive.it is no easy task to secure the rather complex machines which involve literally pumping the air into a person’s lungs for them when they are no longer able to function on their own.
What does it do
X-rays of patients who have had Coronavirus show their lungs look like the surface of the Moon with craters and holes everywhere. The long-lasting effects of the Coronavirus leave major holes in the lungs turning them into Honeycombs. With so many holes in the lungs, other complications can arise and the patient remains susceptible to respiratory illness for the remainder of their life. Since the damage caused by a Coronavirus is permanent, the scarring of the lungs leaves them at a reduced capacity permanently. The goal of doctors is to use Chloroquine to treat COVID-19 and halt the damage before permanent harm is done. This is a difficult Prospect since the virus is so efficient at killing and infecting humans. Speak with your doctor before taking any medication or substance and do not self medicate.