International Journal of Medical Science and Research

International Journal of Medical Science and Research


International Journal of Medical Science and Research
International Journal of Medical Science and Research
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Is Hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis protective for Covid-19 infection in healthcare professionals who are at risk?

Aydın Balcı, Şule Çilekar

Background: Therefore, we designed a special survey to be conducted on the healthcare professionals of a pandemic hospital in Turkey who were using HCQ chemoprophylaxis in addition to all the preventive measures enforced by their hospital and by themself in an effort to present the results along with the literature. Objective: Without the presence of strong in vitro and clinical evidence, the recommendation of usage of CQ and HCQ for COVID-19 prophylaxis still seems to be too early. We need an effective treatment for COVID-19 together with an effective pharmaceutical treatment that can be used in chemoprophylaxis to protect healthcare professionals from potential risks. Methods: Healthcare professionals, who are working in a pandemic hospital in Turkey, of whom we learned of their usage of HCQ as prophylaxis either directly or indirectly, created the sample of our study. Results: There were also questions of where they supplied the HCQ from, its dosage, and the frequency of its usage. Conclusions: our study supports our perspective to predict the use of HCQ for prophylaxis as beneficial.
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How to cite this article:
Aydın Balcı, Şule Çilekar. Is Hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis protective for Covid-19 infection in healthcare professionals who are at risk?. International Journal of Medical Science and Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 09-13
International Journal of Medical Science and Research