Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson on taking anti-malaria drug: ‘My muscles felt very weak’

Renowned American actor and singer Rita Wilson has opened up about the time when she came to know that she and her husband, Hollywood star Tom Hanks were tested positive for the coronavirus.

In an interview, Rita said that she remained sick for nine days and was asked to stay in self-isolation until she tested negative. The 63-year-old suffered from a high fever during quarantine.

“They [doctors] told me that my fever had shot up to 102 degrees and prescribed me this an anti-malarial pill. I didn’t know about it before and had no knowledge about its side effects,” she said.

“I know people have been talking about this drug, but I can only tell you that I don’t know if the drug worked or it was just time for the fever to break,” added the actor.

Rita Wilson also disclosed that the anti-malaria drug caused dizziness as it had too much side effects.

“My fever did break, but the chloroquine had such extreme side effects. I was completely nauseous, and I had vertigo. I could not walk, and my muscles felt very weak,” she said.

The actor also advised people to be very cautious while taking this drug [chloroquine].

“I think people have to be very considerate about that drug. We don’t really know if it’s helpful in this case.”

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