There is no current UK recommendation for the use of Hydroxychloroquine in relation of COVID19, & therefore we should not be seeing shortages here in the UK in the short term.
Hydroxychloroquine is being used in Italy and France, although the evidence for its effectiveness is very limited. A small study from France is being quoted in the media, but there are numerous problems in interpreting the evidence from this.
We are continuing to engage with healthcare professionals and with MPs to ensure the availability of Hydroxychloroquine for people with conditions such as lupus.
If you have experienced issues obtaining your prescription please get in touch!