- Paxlovid, an antiviral medication, can minimise the severity of COVID-19 when administered early in the course of an infection with mild to moderate symptoms, claims Health Canada.
- You may find a full list of pharmacies and an interactive map on the website of the Government of Saskatchewan.
Here are all the details you require on Paxlovid, an antiviral drug used to treat COVID-19, in Saskatchewan.
According to Health Canada, when used early in the course of an infection with mild to moderate symptoms, the antiviral drug Paxlovid can lessen the severity of COVID-19.
In Saskatchewan, medicine was first made accessible in January 2022. Since then, pharmacies all around the province have received it.
Adults aged 18 and also older who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are more likely to experience severe symptoms that would necessitate hospitalization are advised to take the medicine.
Many pharmacies around Saskatchewan, including those in major cities like Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, and Moose Jaw, sell Paxlovid.
Safeway, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, FreshCo, Rexall, Sherwood Co-op, Walmart, Sobeys, Medicine Shoppe, and numerous other stores fall under this category.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) reports that 251 places in the province now have Paxlovid.
On the Government of Saskatchewan website, you can get a comprehensive list of the pharmacies and an interactive map.
Three tablets must be taken every 12 hours for five days as part of the Paxlovid treatment. According to the SHA, Paxlovid treatment must begin five days after the onset of symptoms.
Health Canada cautions that the antiviral medication may interact with a wide range of drugs, including some antibiotics, hormonal contraceptives, heart medications, erectile dysfunction medications, blood cholesterol medications, and seasonal allergy medications.
The website of Health Canada contains an exhaustive list of the drug interactions.
Source: CTV News