AU Health now offers prescription COVID-19 treatment

Paxlovid
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Patients who test positive for COVID-19 or are at high risk of getting very sick from the virus have a new first line of defense.

AU Health now offers Paxlovid, a pill that is now recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the primary COVID-19 treatment. It is available by prescription only at local pharmacy retailers at no cost to patients. 

Some retailers, such as select CVS stores, also offer test-to-treat options. Patients who receive a COVID-19 test at these locations can leave with prescription medication in hand.

A list of these pharmacies, as well as retailers that carry Paxlovid, is available on the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response website

Paxlovid is taken twice a day for five days and must be started within the first five days after symptoms appear to be effective.

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