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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Oregon Poison Center Warns Against Dangerous COVID-19 Remedies
There are no supplements, medications or remedies that are known to be effective in treating or preventing COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Unfortunately, many of the remedies that are being circulated among social media users may be very harmful. Several Americans have developed severe toxicity from chloroquine obtained through non-medical sources.
While hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are being studied in the United States and worldwide, they must be administered under a physician’s supervision to avoid toxicity and even death. Other remedies, including ingesting bleach, ingesting hydrogen peroxide, or using supplements in excess, including colloidal silver or vitamin D, may be dangerous and have long-term health effects.
Watch Dr. Hendrickson's interview with KGW 8 and learn more about hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine and why self-medicating with remedies from non-medical sources is dangerous.
Read Oregon Poison Center's full statement about dangerous COVID-19 remedies.
Read the joint statement by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, American College of Medical Toxicology and the American Association of Poison Control Centers caution about use of cleaning products and disinfectants.
Read the joint statement by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, American College of Medical Toxicology and the American Association of Poison Control Centers caution about toxicity from hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.
Download or view, What You Should Know About Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine - an FAQ rom Maryland Poison Center