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LA doctor seeing success with hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 - Anthony Cardillo, MD - ABC7 Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Los Angeles doctor said he is seeing significant success in prescribing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc to treat patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19.

The drug has long been used for treatment of malaria and conditions such as lupus and arthritis but is not technically approved by the FDA for COVID-19. The agency, however, is encouraging trials and has provided limited emergency authorization for its use to treat COVID-19 patients.

Dr. Anthony Cardillo said he has seen very promising results when prescribing hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc for the most severely-ill COVID-19 patients.

"Every patient I've prescribed it to has been very, very ill and within 8 to 12 hours, they were basically symptom-free," Cardillo told Eyewitness News. "So clinically I am seeing a resolution."

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Interesting, thank you. Hydroxychloroquine is apparently a zinc ionophore (helps zinc get into cells) but so is Quercetin (and there are others). Weaker, but might still be worth a try, and less side effects. I am hypersensitive to medication but have been using Quercetin with no problems, as a histamine modulator. Best wishes

Agoodlife in reply to bookish

Have been trying to get hold of zinc everywhere. Nowhere to be found in liquid form online Anyone know?

bookish in reply to Agoodlife

I use Lamberts Zincatest (and their quercetin) and you can buy direct. They seem to have both in stock and were quick with my last order (last week). Tunbridge Wells (UK)

Agoodlife in reply to bookish

Bought it!👍💐Thanks

bookish in reply to Agoodlife

Excellent, hope it works for you. You can use it dilute as a test to see how low you are and then as a supplement. I use quite a few of their supplements as they are very clean, grain-free (no corn!) etc. Best wishes

Just saw an article that Trump has a financial interest in maker of hydroxychloroquine.

PDConscience in reply to MarionP

*Hydroxychloroquine has been off patent for decades... there is no profit to be made.

MarionP in reply to PDConscience

. By the way, a half dozen of serious publications noted that he owns a lot of Sanofi, and you can find them with ease.

I may be wrong but as understand it Hydroxychloroquine will rapidly increase Alpha-synuclein formations and is NOT recommended for those with PD or Motor Neurons.

Xenos in reply to beauxreflets

Very important, thank you. Any link to a PubMed ?

By the way, there is a large double blind trial including Hydroxychloroquine running in Europe. First results within 2 weeks.

beauxreflets in reply to Xenos

No PubMed link as such, but I understand that those suffering from PD are excluded from entering the Covid-19 / Malaria drug treatment trials that are being carried out in France.

Just came across this

Do NOT use this drug if you have any of these conditions:



Heart disease (heart failure, heart attack, arrhythmia,

*****Parkinson disease at any stage (on meds) *********

Porphyria, G6PD deficiency

Kalemia or magnesemia disorders


chartist in reply to sharoncrayn

It won't fly for people with psoriasis either.


MarionP in reply to sharoncrayn

Yes, exactly, many risks. Added a reference bit below.

I wonder if it would work if you were on just Carbidopa and no other PD meds?

I have no idea, but the restriction probably should apply to anyone with a neuro degenerative disease.


MarionP in reply to beauxreflets

Along with that long list of adverse effects and contraindications, there's this also, some overlap but consider the authority:

LoveSunflowers in reply to Xenos

Yes, I think it is needed, as the French study wasn’t randomised or double blind and some of the deaths were apparently excluded from the findings

Relatively poor study under the circumstances given the exclusion of participants who went on to the ICU. However, it may prove beneficial to early infection recovery.


ConnieD in reply to beauxreflets

What I’ve seen and read about it, it could really make a life or death difference. Unlike someone with Lupus I believe from a dr. I saw interviewed a patient with Covid-19 would only need one dose. Would it be that harmful at one dose to a PD patient? For people like myself with severe Asthma I think it might be the only hope, unless something like plasma becomes available or other drugs.

beauxreflets in reply to ConnieD

Again but I may be wrong; I understand All patients with underlying Motor Neuron illnesses (PD, MS, etc.) who require treatment in an Intensive Care Unit for Covid-19 (in France) are not being medicated with these types of drugs or put into a medically induced coma as it is considered to be extremely dangerous to do so.

Stay safe & well ConnieD

ConnieD in reply to beauxreflets

Thank you I hope you stay well also.

beauxreflets in reply to ConnieD


The advice here for those with PD regarding Covid-19 is to self isolate, staying at home and asking others to fetch medications on your behalf or asking the pharmacy to deliver them where necessary. :)

Ferritin modulation by Hydroxychloroquine may besignificant.

Low-Dose Hydroxychloroquine is as Effective as Phlebotomy in Treatment of Patients with Porphyria Cutanea Tarda. 2012.

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