U.S. President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he will finish his preventative hydroxychloroquine regimen "in a day or two."
"I think the regimen finishes in a day or two. I think it's in two days," Trump told reporters during a meeting with the governors of Arkansas and Kansas.
The president previously said he started taking the drug more than a week ago, meaning he would have been on it for roughly two weeks. It's unclear why Trump would stop taking the drug if he believed it worked as a prophylactic to prevent the virus.
But the White House has been tight-lipped about any specifics of the president's intake. It has not provided any details about his dosage or a specific timeline for how long he's been taking the drug. The lack of information has bred skepticism about whether the president is actually taking hydroxychloroquine.
The president has taken heat for his use of the drug, which is largely unproven for preventing or treating the coronavirus. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against its use outside a clinical setting or trial.
Michael Ryan, executive director of the Health Emergencies Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned against using hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, the drugs for malaria and other diseases, in the treatment of COVID-19, saying these drugs should be reserved for use "within clinical trials".
"And in fact the opposite, warnings have been issued by many authorities regarding the potential side effects of the drug and many countries have limited its use to that of clinical trials or during clinical trials or under the supervision of clinicians in a hospital setting that's specifically for COVID-19, because of a number of potential side effects that have occurred and could occur," Ryan stressed.
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