US President, Donald Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine and zinc everyday for close to two weeks to protect against coronavirus despite it being unproven as an effective COVID-19 treatment.
“I’ve taken it for about a week and a half and I’m still here,” he said.
Trumps also says he asked the White House doctor for it and the doctor said it was fine to take, although he has no symptoms for coronavirus.
“I take it, so far, I seem ok,” said Trump.
People in the US who have also been taking hydroxychloroquine are however warned to tell their doctors if they experience serious side effects of it including, blurred vision, bleeding, confusion, unusual thoughts or behaviour or seizures.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said earlier that there was no evidence the drug could prevent coronavirus.
Hydroxychloroquine is still being studied by the US and other countries as a potential COVID-19 treatment.