COVID-19 Treatment

What is Paxlovid?

Paxlovid (the brand name for the drug, which is made up of two generic medications—nirmatrelvir and ritonavir) It needs to be taken within five days of developing symptoms.

The FDA authorized Paxlovid for people ages 12 and older who weigh at least 88 pounds.

You take three Paxlovid pills twice daily for five days for a full course that adds up to 30 pills.

Most people who take Paxlovid should not experience serious side effects. Mild abdominal discomfort or diarrhea is a rare side effect.

People should stop taking Paxlovid and call a health care provider right away if they experience any of the following signs of an allergic reaction:

  • hives
  • trouble swallowing or breathing
  • swelling of the mouth, lips, or face
  • throat tightness
  • hoarseness
  • skin rash

Other possible side effects include:

  • an altered or impaired sense of taste
  • diarrhea
  • increased blood pressure
  • muscle aches
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • feeling generally unwell

Learn More: FDA Paxlovid Fact Sheet

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