Sumary of What Is Paxlovid Mouth? And How Can I Get Rid of It?:
- Experts spoke with The New York Times about how the president case was an example of the Paxlovid rebound, where a person may experience COVID symptoms and test positive following a round of the antiviral medication (more on that below).
- It is an oral antiviral that can be taken at home to lower the risk of needing to go to the hospital for treatment, compared to other treatments like remdesivir, which is administered through IV, according to Yale Medicine.
- In December of last year, the FDA authorized Paxlovid (the brand name for the drugs nirmatrelvir and ritonavir) for emergency use treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 cases in anyone above the age of 12.
- Paxlovid, which is Pfizer antiviral medication used to treat COVID, has a side effect that can make you wish you lost your sense of taste.