Posted 3/21/2020 6:07 PM (GMT -6)
With all the news out there regarding hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) + azithromycin possibly helping with coronavirus in small trial, I was wondering if anyone is already on hydroxychloroquine for another reason (ie for arthritis, lupus, etc) and have noticed any effect on Crohn’s? It theoretically has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. There are just a couple small studies in Crohn’s combining it with antibiotics but nothing major. They tend to focus on developing new biologics/drugs but was wondering if an old drug like hydroxycholorquine is worth investigating further given its overall favorable side effect profile (besides the qt prolongation). Thanks.