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Treatment of Covid-19 Disease

Navigate the realm of COVID-19 treatments with our comprehensive guide, covering antivirals like Paxlovid, Remdesivir, and Molnupiravir, along with insights into vaccines.

  • 18 Jan 2024
  • 3 min read
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To continue our fight against COVID-19, staying informed about all coronavirus treatments is paramount. From remedies such as antivirals to vaccines is the information just too much? Well, that’s where we come in: to help break down what may seem impossible to deal with when it comes to treatment of Covid-19.


What is the Treatment of Covid-19 Disease?

Let's walk through the options that we resort to for the treatment of Covid-19:

 

  • Nirmatrelvir with Ritonavir (Paxlovid): This specific treatment is for adults and younger kids of the age of 12 and up. Once you start having those COVID symptoms, jump on this treatment as soon as you can, but no later than five days after. The greatest thing about it? It’s an at-home oral treatment, which works pretty well!

 

  • Remdesivir (Veklury): This antiviral is suitable for kids and adults. If you're within a week of the first symptom, it is your go-to. However, it involves going to a medical facility for 3 consecutive days for IV infusions.

 

  • Molnupiravir (Lagevrio): This one is specifically for adults. Much like Paxlovid, you must start taking it as soon as symptoms begin and within 5 days. This is also something that you can take as soon as possible in the comfort of your own home in pill form.

 

  • What Else to Remember: These treatments may also interfere with other medications and sometimes cause unwanted side effects. Therefore, it would be best if you could take a few minutes to speak with your doctor about what may be good for you! Don't know who to talk to? Many local community health centres have walk-in clinics!

 

  • Under Treatment Options: You don’t have to be alarmed if you end up in the hospital as different treatments are available now to suit individual conditions. If you have a weaker immune system, you may need to get convalescent plasma for treatment.

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Conclusion

Addressing coronavirus treatments with covid medicine can typically give us a leg up in the fight against the virus. The potentially detrimental symptoms can be tempered if we know how to treat them. So, this information can be a huge help for people who fall within the age bracket and are more at risk. 

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