UPDATED 8:15 PM PT — Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The president has confirmed he will stop taking hydroxychloroquine pills within the next few days. On Wednesday, President Trump said he thinks his regimen will be finished in a day or two.
The White House has not provided details on the dosage or how long he has been taking it. This came after the president told reporters Monday he had started taking the anti-malaria drug as a potential treatment for the coronavirus a couple weeks prior.
Despite backlash, he has defended his decision to take the drug.
“I think it gives you an additional level of safety. You can ask, many doctors are in favor of it. Many front line workers won’t go there unless they have the hydroxy. So this is an individual decision to make.”
– Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against the use of the drug outside a clinical setting. However, the White House physician stated he believes the possible benefits outweighed its risks.
NEW: A memo from White House physician Dr. Sean Conley lays out the discussion that lead to Pres. Trump taking hydroxy-chloroquine: “We concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks.” pic.twitter.com/f7qmKzKcxp
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) May 19, 2020