Should Clinicians Use Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine Alon
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The efficacy of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine alone or in combination with azithromycin to prevent COVID-19 after infection with SARS-CoV-2 or to treat patients with COVID-19 is not established and future clinical trials are needed to answer these questions. There are known harms of these medications when used to treat other diseases. Current evidence about efficacy and harms for use in the context of COVID-19 is sparse, conflicting, and from low quality studies, increasing the uncertainty and lowering our confidence in the conclusions of these studies when assessing the benefits or understanding the balance when compared with harms.

The practice points development and update methods are included in the appendix in article source mentioned below. These practice points are based on a rapid and living systematic evidence review conducted by the University of Connecticut Health Outcomes, Policy, and Evidence Synthesis Group and will be updated as new evidence becomes available.

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