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COVID-19 Treatment

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If you test positive for COVID-19 or know you were exposed to COVID-19 and are at high risk for complications, you may benefit from treatment for COVID-19.

Several medications may be used for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at increased risk for progressing to severe disease and/or requiring hospitalization.

Monoclonal antibodies are still used. There is also a new treatment called Paxlovid which patients can take at home. It is in pill form.

These treatments are not available for patients who require oxygen to treat their COVID-19 symptoms.

If any of the criteria below apply to you, you may be eligible for one of them.

  • Older age (Ex: age ≥65 years of age)
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppressive disease or immunosuppressive treatment (like daily prednisone)
  • Heart disease (including congenital heart disease)
  • Hypertension
  • Lung diseases (Ex: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma [moderate-to-severe], interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, or pulmonary hypertension)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Neurodevelopmental problems (Ex: cerebral palsy) or other conditions that confer medical complexity (Ex: genetic or metabolic syndromes, or severe congenital anomalies)
  • Having a medical-related technological dependence (Ex: tracheostomy, gastrostomy, or positive pressure ventilation not related to COVID-19)

The FDA has authorized monoclonal antibody therapy for emergency use. It is given either as an infusion or as a series of injections under the skin. Treatment usually takes about two hours from start to finish.

Paxlovid has also been authorized for emergency use. It is picked up from a pharmacy and is taken by mouth at home.

If you begin to notice emergency warning signs for COVID-19, do not wait for your treatment. Contact your doctor immediately. Warning signs to look for include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Complete Screening Questionnaire