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Possible new treatments for COVID-19 might be available soon

Either of these treatments must be started within 5 days of symptoms with proof that the symptoms are from COVID.

The two possible treatments are:

  1. One intravenous infusion of a monoclonal antibody Sotrovimab.
  2. An oral treatment of 2 antiviral medications Nirmatrelrir and Ritonavir packaged together as Paxlovid®  taken twice a day for 5 days.

These medications may or may not be available where you live.  The important message is to 1) get tested as soon as you have suspicious symptoms; and  2) confer with your health provider or COVID information office as soon as you can as the treatment must be started within 5-7 days of onset of symptoms.

Along with these treatments, and for mild cases, Budesonide (an inhaled corticosteroid) BID for 2 weeks. 

By Dr. Charmaine Jones (Retired physician and RA patient) – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. see Patient Advisory Bio click here