COVID-19 Therapeutics Information

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What Are Therapeutics?

Therapeutics are medications used to treat specific high-risk groups for COVID-19. These medications are prescribed by doctors.

Talk to your doctor about whether therapeutics can help treat you for COVID-19.

Who Can Receive Therapeutics to Treat COVID-19?

Therapeutics are for people at higher risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms. This includes older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and people with certain health conditions. If you are high risk, talk to your doctor to find out if you are eligible for the therapeutics available in your area.

Are Therapeutics Used to Treat All Variants of COVID-19?

Variants are different forms of the COVID-19 virus. There are different treatment options available for all COVID-19 variants, but some therapeutics may be more effective for certain variants. In most cases, treatments are reserved for certain high-risk groups. If you or a loved one is sick, check with your doctor about your specific case.

It is important to know that some therapeutics are not effective for treating all variants of COVID-19. Your doctor can help create a treatment plan that is best for you.

What Else Should I Know?

Several therapeutics have been granted Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat eligible patients. COVID-19 therapies are only available to certain high-risk patients and require a referral or prescription from a healthcare provider.

Where Can I Learn More?

Federal and state health officials offer resources for patients and providers to learn more about COVID-19 therapeutics.

People seeking information about registered clinical trials for COVID-19 can visit

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This page is being updated as new information becomes available.

Last updated January 14, 2022