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FDA: No Evidence Supports Continuation of Oral Drugs in Relapsed COVID Patients

FDA: No Evidence Supports Continuation of Oral Drugs in Relapsed COVID Patients



 

FDA: No Evidence Supports Continuation of Oral Drugs in Relapsed COVID Patients

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday (May 5) that there is currently “no evidence” to support patients who have relapsed from the coronavirus taking a second course of Pfizer’s oral Covid-19 drug will help their condition.

 

 


FDA officials say there is currently “no evidence” to support patients with relapsed coronavirus disease taking a second course of Pfizer’s oral Covid-19 drug will help their condition.

 

According to a report yesterday, the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer said that after completing the course of the oral drug Paxlovid, patients with coronary disease should continue to take the drug if they face the recurrence of symptoms of the coronavirus. Under current U.S. regulatory agency guidelines, people are limited to taking it for five consecutive days.

 

Some COVID-19 patients are unable to eliminate the virus after completing the course of oral COVID-19 medication for unknown reasons.

With coronavirus load levels rebounding, “you should use a second course of treatment, just like you would with antibiotics,” said Pfizer President Aberdeen.

 

Peng News reported that Farley, director of the Office of Infectious Diseases at the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, wrote on his official website on Wednesday (May 4) that there is currently no data to support a longer course of treatment or taking a second five-day course of oral medication. Helps to treat or prevent the recurrence of coronavirus. “We will continue to review data from clinical trials and will provide more information in due course.”

 

The FDA granted emergency use authorization for Paxlovid late last year, but the oral drug has not yet received full approval. Authorities’ current prescribing guidelines suggest the oral drug is not authorized for people to take for more than five days in a row.

 

 

 

 

 

FDA: No Evidence Supports Continuation of Oral Drugs in Relapsed COVID Patients

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