Antiviral COVID-19

Antiviral COVID-19 medications inhibit the growth of RNA viruses. They treat COVID-19 in those infected by SARS-CoV-2. They reduce risk of hospitalization and death.

Among these Antiviral COVID-19 medications is Molupiravir 200, sold under the brand name Lagevrio. It is an FDA authorized medication to treat COVID-19.

What do Antiviral COVID-19 medications do?

It has been has been authorized for emergency use by FDA under an EUA, for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death, and for whom alternative COVID-19 treatment options authorized by FDA are not accessible or clinically appropriate.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is caused by a virus called a coronavirus. You can get COVID-19 through close contact with another person who has the virus.

COVID-19 illnesses have ranged from very mild-to-severe, including illness resulting in death. While information so far suggests that most COVID-19 illness is mild, serious illness can happen and may cause some of your other medical conditions to become worse. Older people and people of all ages with severe, long lasting (chronic) medical conditions like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes, for example seem to be at higher risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19.


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