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What are the prescribing instructions for oral antiviral medications?
▪ It is important to reconcile or update a patient’s current medication list prior to starting oral antiviral therapy. There are important drug-drug interactions (especially for NMV/r), and there are several resources to guide dosing adjustments and/or interruptions as a patient completes their course of antiviral therapy (for example https://www.covid19- druginteractions.org/).
▪ The dosage for Paxlovid is 300 mg nirmatrelvir (two 150 mg tablets) with 100 mg ritonavir (one 100 mg tablet), with all three tablets taken together orally twice daily for five days. The full five-day course should be completed in conjunction with continued isolation according to public health recommendations.
▪ The dosage for Lagevrio (molnupiravir) is 800 mg (four 200 mg capsules) orally, every 12 hours for five days. The full five-day course should be completed in conjunction with continued isolation according to public health recommendations.
▪ The drugs can be taken with or without food. The tablets or capsules should not be cut, crushed, or broken. ▪ Drug-drug interactions should be considered; specific details and recommendations for dose adjustments can be found on the Test to Treat antiviral therapy algorithm
-By EPiC FHI360