Change to how Paxlovid is used in Ireland
July 26th, 2022
Paxlovid™ is an oral medication used to treat COVID-19. It can be used to treat people who are at highest risk and should be taken in the first 5 days of illness. Due to the current high levels of COVID-19, the HSE has changed its guidelines meaning that more people can be considered for treatment with Paxlovid™ by their GP or hospital prescriber.
Paxlovid™ may not be suitable for all patients, but it can be considered for:
- Vaccinated people aged 75 or over
- Vaccinated people aged 65 or over who also have additional risks including obesity (BMI over 35), diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms and are at higher risk, talk to your GP or hospital team. You can read more about this on here.