(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday against the use of two drugs that have been touted by President Donald Trump as potential treatments for the novel coronavirus.The drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, should only be used in hospitals or clinical trials because they can kill or cause serious side effects, the FDA said. These include serious heart rhythm problems in Covid-19 patients treated with the drugs, especially when they are combined with the antibiotic azithromycin or other medications that can affect the heart.”We are also aware of increased use of these medicines through outpatient prescriptions,” the FDA said. “Therefore, we would like to remind health care professionals and patients of the known risks associated with both hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.”Trump has repeatedly touted the drugs, despite lack of evidenceHe has mentioned the closely related drugs nearly 50 times since mid-March, according to a CNN analysis of his public comments.The President has said the drugs would be a “game changer” in the fight against coronavirus, but a growing body of evidence suggests they may not help Covid-19 patients at all, and may do more harm than good. “Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have not been shown to be safe and effective for


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