Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

INVITED ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2172--2175

COVID-19: Older drugs for a novel disease—Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, and possible Pentoxifylline—set to start the second innings?


Pugazhenthan Thangaraju1, Meenalotchini P Gurunthalingam1, Shobanbabu Varthya2, Sajitha Venkatesan3, Eswaran Thangaraju4 
1 Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
4 Associate Professor, Department of EEE, AKT Memeorial College of Engineering and Technology, Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pugazhenthan Thangaraju
Assistant professor, Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur - 492 099, Chhattisgarh
India

Currently no drug is approved for the prophylaxis and management of COVID 19. Lots of activities on vaccine and trials with drugs are underway. Some evidence have shown positive results using older established drug in the management of severe cases. We are also of same view and opinion to adopt some emergency measure by pharmacological intervention till a newer drug available in the market.


How to cite this article:
Thangaraju P, Gurunthalingam MP, Varthya S, Venkatesan S, Thangaraju E. COVID-19: Older drugs for a novel disease—Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, and possible Pentoxifylline—set to start the second innings?.J Family Med Prim Care 2020;9:2172-2175


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Thangaraju P, Gurunthalingam MP, Varthya S, Venkatesan S, Thangaraju E. COVID-19: Older drugs for a novel disease—Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, and possible Pentoxifylline—set to start the second innings?. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 15 ];9:2172-2175
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