Uses

Molnupiravir is a product that the FDA is allowing to be given for emergency use to treat COVID-19. It is used by adults 18 years of age and older who have recently tested positive for coronavirus, have had mild to moderate symptoms for no more than 5 days and are not hospitalized. To receive this product you must also be at high risk for COVID-19 complications due to older age, obesity, or ongoing medical conditions (such as lung or heart disease or diabetes, among others). Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of treatment with molnupiravir.Molnupiravir works by preventing the growth of the virus that causes COVID-19. More information about molnupiravir is available from the FDA Fact Sheet for Patients, Parents, and Caregivers for Emergency Use.There is limited information about how safe and effective molnupiravir is for treating COVID-19. Study results show that molnupiravir may help people who have recently tested positive for coronavirus stay out of the hospital. This product is not for use by people who are hospitalized due to COVID-19.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 molnupiravir, and it is always the responsibility of treating practitioners to exercise independent judgement in making care decisions.

How to use

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually every morning and evening, 12 hours apart, for 5 days. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not open, break, or crush the capsules. Let your doctor know if you cannot swallow the capsules whole. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Continue to take this medication for the full time prescribed. Stopping the medication too early may allow the virus to continue to grow, which may result in a return of the infection or failure to protect you from the virus.

Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.

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