Getting a diagnosis of COVID-19 can cause some uneasy feelings, but the good news is most people experience mild illness and can recover at home without medical care.
If your COVID symptoms are mild and you are able to recover at home without seeking medical care, it is important to still notify your primary care physician about your diagnosis. Your PCP may recommend over-the-counter medications to manage your symptoms, vitamins or supplements and at-home monitoring of your vitals.
Oral antivirals such as Paxlovid and Molnupiravir have received emergency use authorization by the FDA for the treatment of individuals with mild to moderate COVID who:
These medications are being distributed by federal and state governments to certain retail pharmacies. If you are interested in being evaluated for antiviral medications, please contact your PCP or urgent care provider. If your provider determines that you meet the criteria, a prescription can be written and sent to one of the select pharmacies.