Oxygen FAQ

Up to date, expert answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about oxygen supply systems, respiratory care and pulse oximetry written by OCC & collaborators.

What oral antivirals are effective and approved for Test to Treat for COVID-19?

▪ Two antiviral medications are effective and approved for Test to Treat: Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir/ritonavir, or NMV/r) and Lagevrio (molnupiravir, MOL). These are intended to be used in outpatient (non-hospitalized) settings. Generic versions of these medications are anticipated in upcoming months – continue to be attentive to local guidelines regarding specific details and availability.

▪ There are other treatments indicated for patients with more severe disease requiring advanced levels of care (i.e., treatment in a hospital due to severe or critical COVID-19). The goal of oral antiviral therapy is to reduce the risk of requiring an advanced level of hospital care and reduce the risk of death.

-By EPiC FHI360

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