Norwegian hospitals will test malaria medicine on corona patients

Haukeland University HospitalHaukeland University Hospital.Photo: Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix

On Friday afternoon, it became clear that the malaria medicines hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir will be tested at Norwegian hospitals on Norwegian Covid-19 patients.

Among the hospitals that will start the testing are Oslo University Hospital, reports TV 2. Haukeland University Hospital has previously confirmed that they are undergoing testing of Remdesivir.

“Remdesivir is the drug that seems the most promising against the coronavirus so far,” says medical director Steinar Madsen at the Norwegian Medicines Agency to the channel.

The testing of malaria drugs with Covid-19 is done in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).

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1 Comment on "Norwegian hospitals will test malaria medicine on corona patients"

  1. good idea and all the best but i used malaria chloroquine while young in mu country please beware it has servere itching effect so if possible advice from malaria prone zone EastAfrika.takk

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