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What are some of the medications that I can take to reduce the symptoms of COVID-19?

Acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) can all be used for pain relief from COVID-19 if they are taken in the recommended doses and approved by your doctor.

Are there any FDA-approved drugs for COVID-19?

Yes, the FDA has approved Veklury (remdesivir) for certain COVID-19 patients.

Is hydroxychloroquine effective in treating COVID-19?

No. There is no evidence that taking hydroxychloroquine is effective in preventing a person from contracting the coronavirus or developing COVID-19, so people who are not already taking this medication do not need to start it now.

What is the first medicine that was approved by the FDA to treat COVID-19?

Remdesivir is the first medicine approved by the FDA for treatment of hospitalized COVID patients over the age of 12.

Is Remdesivir used in treating COVID-19?

Conclusions: Remdesivir can help improve the clinical outcome of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and a 5 day regimen, instead of a 10 day regimen, may be sufficient for treatment. Moreover, remdesivir appears as tolerable as other comparators or placebo.

Is the Moderna covid-19 vaccine approved by the FDA?

The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

For which COVID-19 patients has been approved Remdesivir?

On October 22, 2020, the FDA approved the antiviral medicine Veklury (remdesivir) for use in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older and weighing at least 40 kg) for the treatment of COVID-19 requiring hospitalization.

Is there a medicine treatment for COVID-19?

The U.S. Food and medicine Administration has approved one medicine treatment for COVID-19 and has authorized others for emergency use during this public health emergency. In addition, many more therapies are being tested in clinical trials to evaluate whether they are safe and effective in combating COVID-19.

What is Remdesivir?

Remdesivir is in a class of medications called antivirals. It works by stopping the virus from spreading in the body.

Has the FDA approved remdesivir to treat COVID-19?

The FDA has approved an antiviral medicine called remdesivir to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age 12 and older. Remdesivir may be prescribed for people who are hospitalized with COVID-19. It’s given through a needle in the skin (intravenously).

Is Remdesivir approved in Europe for treatment of COVID-19?

Since July 2020, remdesivir has been conditionally approved in Europe for the treatment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older with pneumonia who require supplemental oxygen but no invasive ventilation.

How does Remdesivir injection work to treat COVID-19?

Remdesivir is in a class of medications called antivirals. It works by stopping the virus from spreading in the body.

What is the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for remdesivir?

The emergency use authorization allows for remdesivir to be distributed in the U.S. and administered intravenously by health care providers, as appropriate, to treat suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease.

What is Banlanivimab, one of the antibody medicine that is approved to treat COVID-19?

Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful antigens such as viruses. Bamlanivimab is a monoclonal antibody that is specifically directed against the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, designed to block the virus’ attachment and entry into human cells.

Is dexamethasone effective in treating COVID-19 in patients who are hospitalized?

Dexamethasone has been highlighted as an effective medicine against severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) since the early stages of the pandemic, being more potent with a longer plasma half-life than endogenous glucocorticoid cortisol.

When did the FDA issue an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the COVID-19 vaccines?

On December 11, 2020, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. On December 18, 2020, the FDA issued an EUA for the use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. And on February 27, 2021 the FDA issued an EUA for the use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine. The issuance of an EUA is different than an FDA approval (licensure) of a vaccine.

Is there an emergency use authorization for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine?

The U.S. Food and medicine Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to permit the emergency use of the unapproved product, MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE, for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older.

Do any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by FDA contain a live form of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19 disease)?

None of the currently authorized vaccines contain the live SARS-CoV-2 virus, and you can’t get COVID-19 from the vaccines.

What is Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic?

The FDA can issue EUA during a public health emergency—like a pandemic—to allow the use of unapproved medical products to diagnose, treat or prevent serious or life-threatening diseases. Prior to issuing EUA, safety and efficacy must be demonstrated and certain FDA criteria must be met; there also must be evidence that strongly suggests that patients have benefited from a treatment or test, and there are no adequate, approved or available alternatives.

When did the President declare a national emergency concerning the COVID-19 pandemic?

On March 13, 2020, by Proclamation 9994, the President declared a national emergency concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant risk to the public health and safety of the Nation.

Do any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States shed or release any of their components?

No. Vaccine shedding is the term used to describe the release or discharge of any of the vaccine components in or outside of the body. Vaccine shedding can only occur when a vaccine contains a weakened version of the virus. None of the vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. contain a live virus. mRNA and viral vector vaccines are the two types of currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines available.

Learn more about mRNA and​ viral vector COVID-19 vaccines.

What is an attestation in the context of COVID-19?

An attestation is a statement, writing, entry, or other representation under 18 U.S.C. § 1001 that confirms that the information provided is true.

Can I still have relationship during the coronavirus pandemic?

If both of you are healthy and feeling well, are practicing social distancing and have had no known exposure to anyone with COVID-19, touching, hugging, kissing, and relationship are more likely to be safe.

Which Veterans are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine?

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All Veterans are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at VA.

This includes anyone who served in the U.S. military, including the U.S. National Guard, Reserve, or Coast Guard.

This also includes anyone who served in any of these roles:

  • Commissioned officer of the Regular or Reserve Corp of the Public Health Service, or
  • Commissioned officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (or Coast and Geodetic Survey), or
  • Cadet at the U.S. Military, Air Force, or Coast Guard Academy, or
  • Midshipman at the United States Naval Academy

This also includes Veterans who live or travel outside of the U.S. and are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program.