President Trump to stop taking hydroxychloroquine soon

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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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.

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