Ahmedabad, April 14 (PTI) In Gujarat, people are starting to store and store the hydroxychloroquine, which is believed to be important in preventing corona virus infection. In view of this, the government had to issue warnings against the health side effects of the drug and issued instructions to the chemists not to sell it without consulting the doctor.
India is the largest producer of hydroxychloroquine in the world used in the treatment of malaria. But the demand has increased after US President Donald Trump requested the Indian government to export this drug for the treatment of Kovid-19 patients.
Gujarat Food and Drug Control Authority Commissioner HG Koshia told PTI, “We have come to know that since the news about hydroxychloroquine and it was reported by US President Donald Trump as an effective drug in the treatment of Kovid-19. People are coming to the store to buy it. ”
He said that it has been learned that many people are taking the medicine or are storing it for fear of corona virus.
Koshia said, “This is a prescribed H drug that the chemist can sell only after being consulted by a registered physician. If people do not have symptoms of Kovid-19 then taking prescribed H medication is not good for normal people. ”
He cautioned that taking the medicine by itself causes harm and if not taken under the care of a doctor, its side effects can be seen.
The official said, “So we advise people not to take medicine without medical consultation. We have asked chemists not to sell medicines to patients who are coming without medical consultation. ”