Usage of Malaria drug for Covid-19 may raise heart problems
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Usage of Malaria drug for Covid-19 may raise heart problems

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Using anti-Malaria drug for curing Covid-19, may raise the risk of heart ailment, experts said.

According to cardiologists in US, the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin, which are being considered by some for treating Covid-19, may increase the risk for dangerous abnormal heart rhythms.

The researchers said that clinicians treating Covid-19 patients with the malaria-antibiotic drug combination should consider monitoring those patients for ventricular arrhythmia.

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