This antiviral therapy has two separate medications. The three-pill dose consists of two pills of nirmatrelvir, which helps to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 protein from replicating. The third pill is ritonavir, which helps to boost levels of antiviral medicines.
When is the right time to take it?
For Paxlovid to be effective, you must take it within five days of developing symptoms. As with any antiviral medication, it works best the earlier you use it. Once you wait past a week, most of the damage is done and the antiviral medication loses effectiveness.
How much do I have to take?
The dosage for Paxlovid is three pills twice a day for five days. It is packaged in a “dose card” to help you keep track.
Are Paxlovid and Tamiflu similar?
Both are antiviral medications that help reduce symptoms early in the illness. They are, however, different, as they treat two different types of disease.
How do you get a Paxlovid prescription?
When you visit Jovive Health, your provider will help determine if this is the right treatment for you and your illness. It is FDA authorized for people 12 and older with a positive COVID-19 test who weigh at least 88 pounds. Ask your physician if this is an option for you.