Table 2d. Characteristics of Antiviral Agents That Are Approved or Under Evaluation for the Treatment of COVID-19
Last Updated: February 11, 2021
- The information in this table is derived from data on the use of these drugs for FDA-approved indications or in investigational trials, and it is supplemented with data on their use in patients with COVID-19, when available.
- There are limited or no data on dose modifications for patients with organ failure or those who require extracorporeal devices. Please refer to product labels, when available.
- There are currently not enough data to determine whether certain medications can be safely coadministered with therapies for the treatment of COVID-19. When using concomitant medications with similar toxicity profiles, consider performing additional safety monitoring.
- The potential additive, antagonistic, or synergistic effects and the safety of using combination therapies for the treatment of COVID-19 are unknown. Clinicians are encouraged to report AEs to the FDA Medwatch program.
- For drug interaction information, please refer to product labels and visit the Liverpool COVID-19 Drug Interactions website.
- For information on drugs that prolong the QTc interval, please visit CredibleMeds.org.
Table 2d. Characteristics of Antiviral Agents That Are Approved or Under Evaluation for Treatment of COVID-19
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