HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE: LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

  • Saibal Chakravorty
  • Indranil Purkait
  • Anil Pareek
  • Avinash Talware
Keywords: Hydroxychloroquine, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, cardioprotective

Abstract

Hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial agent has also been found to possess antidiabetic action. Onset of type-2 diabetes (T2DM) and cardiovascular disease is now considered to be the outcome of systemic inflammation. Many clinical trials are targeting systemic inflammation to reduce cardiovascular risk. Anti-inflammatory drugs with cardiovascular effects may be valuable therapeutic intervention to reduce massive cardiovascular risk in T2DM. In this review, antidiabetic action and potential cardioprotective role of hydroxychloroquine has been discussed. By virtue of its antidiabetic, lipid lowering, antiplatelet, anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory properties, hydroxychloroquine can be a key therapeutic alternative to manage patients with T2DM.

Published
2017-12-15
How to Cite
Chakravorty, Saibal, Indranil Purkait, Anil Pareek, and Avinash Talware. 2017. “HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE: LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 24 (4), 369-75. http://rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/21.
Section
Review Articles