Trump is taking hydroxychloroquine daily after touting drug as a coronavirus treatment – despite FDA warning – The Sun

DONALD Trump revealed he has been taking a hydroxychloroquine pill every day for over a week to stave off coronavirus.

The president said he began taking the trial drug after receiving a letter from a New York doctor based in Westchester, who supposedly used it to treat over 300 COVID-19 patients.

"I take it," Trump told reporters. "Frontline workers take it, doctors take it, I take it … I would have told you that three or four days ago [but you never asked] the question."

The president revealed that the White House doctor had prescribed it for him after Trump had asked him what he thought, saying "well, if you'd like it."

"I've shown always negative, right," he continued. "I take it because I hear very good things. You have to go to frontline workers — many frontline workers take it."

He took a swipe at HHS whistleblower Dr Rick Bright who testified about the Feds' "absurd" three month delay in responding to his virus warnings.

"He's the one who signed the application," Trump raged, saying there were "bad things" about out about the vaccine expert.

The news comes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) previously issued a hydroxychloroquine warning due to the increased risk of heart problems.

In April, the FDA issued an advisory which read: "The FDA is aware of reports of serious heart rhythm problems in patients with COVID-19 treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, often in combination with azithromycin and other QT prolonging medicines.

"We are also aware of increased use of these medicines through outpatient prescriptions.

"We would like to remind health care professionals and patients of the known risks associated with both hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine."

The stark warning about the medication explained that Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can cause abnormal heart rhythms and a rapid heart rate, as well as heart and kidney disease in patients with underlying conditions.

But Trump was adamant that word-of-mouth from medics he spoke to over the phone was proof enough.

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