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University of Basel

10 July 2020

Basel study: Why lopinavir and hydroxychloroquine do not work on Covid-19

Treatment of a patient with Covid-19 in the intensive care unit of the University Hospital Basel. (Photo: University Hospital Basel, Fabian Fiechter)
Treatment of a patient with Covid-19 in the intensive care unit of the University Hospital Basel. (Photo: University Hospital Basel, Fabian Fiechter)

Lopinavir is a drug against HIV, hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria and rheumatism. Until recently, both drugs were regarded as potential agents in the fight against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. A research group from the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel has now discovered that the concentration of the two drugs in the lungs of Covid-19 patients is not sufficient to fight the virus.

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