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What is Paxlovid and is it Vegan-Friendly?

Updated: Apr 9, 2022

Paxlovid is a new oral medication that has been authorized for emergency use by the FDA in mild to moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg) with positive results of direct severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral testing, and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death. Paxlovid is the brand name for a combination of two separate active medications called Nirmatrelvir and Ritonavir.

President Biden’s Test-to-Treat Initiative

Through this newly launched initiative, patients who test positive for COVID-19 will be able to have quick access to potentially life-saving, Paxlovid. Patients will be able to go through local pharmacy-based clinics, f