Pfizer has produced an antiviral drug treatment for people diagnosed with COVID-19. Paxlovid is the drug found to be almost 90% effective at reducing and preventing severe symptoms associated with contracting COVID-19. The World Health Organization strongly recommends the treatment to anyone at high risk of getting severe symptoms from COVID-19.
Paxlovid has been around for a while now. But you’ve probably never heard of it before because few doctors have prescribed the drug to their patients. In fact, many pharmacies reportedly have large supplies of Paxlovid sitting on their shelves because few patients are filling prescriptions for it.
Anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 would be eager to try any drug that could reduce potential symptoms and save their life. Our office can talk to you about the options available. If your provider feels that Paxlovid is a good fit, he or she will make sure that you have access to it. If you are looking for Paxlovid treatment for COVID-19 in La Jolla, give us a call today to schedule your appointment: (858) 255-8325
We Prescribe Paxlovid Treatment for COVID-19 in La Jolla
Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspect you have contracted the virus? If so, you should visit Urgent Care La Jolla as soon as possible.
Paxalovid is only available with a doctor’s prescription. Urgent Care La Jolla is one of the few healthcare facilities in La Jolla with doctors who will prescribe Paxlovid treatment to patients at high risk of getting severely sick or dead from COVID-19. The medicine comes in the form of tablets which you must consume orally over five days.
Our certified doctors follow FDA guidelines in determining who qualifies for the Paxlovid treatment. The eligibility requirements focus on the current medical conditions and health status of the patients. For instance, if you have a chronic health problem like obesity, asthma, or diabetes, you would have a better chance of qualifying for the Paxlovid prescription.
The reason is that anyone testing positive for COVID-19 with these other health conditions will be at a much greater risk of severe illness or death. Paxlovid would be the best treatment in this scenario because it inhibits the growth and replication of the COVID-19 virus in the body. In addition, subsequent doses of the drug will fight the virus and stop it from causing you further symptoms.
Contact our facility at (858) 255-8325 to set up a consultation with one of our physicians about the possibility of getting a Paxalovid prescription. We will never ask you to break quarantine to get the prescription because we wouldn’t want anyone else to be endangered. That is why we offer telehealth consultations over the phone, so you can stay at home and speak with a doctor. Then if you qualify for Paxlovid, we’ll electronically transmit the prescription to any pharmacy you want.
Learn More About Paxlovid
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially authorized using Paxlovid as an emergency treatment for adults and certain pediatric patients whose SARS-CoV-2 viral testing returned positive. However, the patients must be at high risk of getting severe symptoms from COVID-19 that could lead to hospitalization or death. Pediatric patients must also weigh a minimum of 40 kilograms and be at least 12 years of age. If you are looking for Paxlovid treatment for COVID-19 in La Jolla, give us a call today to schedule your appointment: (858) 255-8325
*The information provided should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, and those seeking personal medical advice should consult with a licensed physician. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider regarding a medical condition.