PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The American College of Physicians has issued the latest updates regarding Paxlovid and Lagevrio, the two oral medications used to help treat COVID-19.
As expected, when tested against a placebo or a sugar pill — or no treatment at all — patients at high risk were less likely to be hospitalized if treated within the first five days after infection.
The experts also recommend that, if possible, each case be discussed with your physician to determine if you require the medication. Studies are continuing as we look at new variants.
Since the first encounter with COVID-19, the virus has continued to mutate and our treatments had to adjust. Nothing is 100%.
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