In the US, remdesivir is approved by the FDA to treat coronavirus infection, also known as COVID-19, for certain patients who are in the hospital. In Canada, remdesivir has not been approved by Health Canada for general use. However, Health Canada is allowing remdesivir to be used in human studies and for conditional use in hospitalized patients. More information about remdesivir is available from the US manufacturer's Patient Information leaflet, or should be provided by the doctor from the Informed Consent form for a study or the Health Canada Patient Medication Information for conditional use.There is limited information known about the safety and effectiveness of using remdesivir to treat COVID-19. Some study results show that remdesivir may help some patients get better sooner. The information in this document reflects emerging data, which is evolving and subject to reassessment. Users should be aware of these considerations in their review of remdesivir, and it is always the responsibility of treating practitioners to exercise independent judgment in making care decisions.
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Remdesivir is given by injection into a vein usually once daily for 5 to 10 days. It is infused over a period ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
The length of treatment depends on your medical condition, response to treatment, and the study guidelines.
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