COVID Medication

COVID Medication

Medicines to Treat COVID-19

Early testing and treatment for COVID-19 can mean the difference between a hospital stay and at-home treatment with lifesaving medications. If you test positive for COVID-19, you can see a health care provider; and if eligible, get a prescription for oral COVID-19 treatment and have the prescription filled. 

 

Eligibility

People with symptoms and a positive COVID-19 test who are:

  • Age 65 and older

-or-

  • Any age upon advice or a provider. For example, individuals with conditions such as cancer, diabetes may qualify.

 

How to Get the Medicine

  • Your doctor can write a prescription

Call Public Health Tele-Health Service at (833) 540-0473.  (Available 7 days a week from 8:00 am-8:30 pm)

 

Types of Medicines

There are 2 types of medicine available to prevent or treat COVID-19.

  • Antivirals that prevent viruses from “multiplying” in the body
  • Monoclonal antibodies that bind to the virus and help the body to get rid of it

 

Oral Treatments – should be started within 5 days of developing symptoms

  • Paxlovid (antiviral) – For people age 12 and older who weigh at least 88 pounds
  • Molnupiravir (antiviral) – for adults age 18 and over, and not pregnant

 

Intravenous Treatments – Should be started within 7 days of developing symptoms

  • Remdesivir (antiviral) – for adults and children, including infants who weight at least 3kg (about 7 ponds). Given once a day for 3 days.
  • Bebtelovimab (monoclonal antibody) – people age 12 and older who weigh at least 88 pounds. Given as a single dose.

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