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FDA Emergency Use Authorization is granted for Paxlovid for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 .

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Published:24th Dec 2021
Pfizer Inc. has announced that the FDA has authorized the emergency use of Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir [PF-07321332] tablets and ritonavir tablets) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg [88 lbs]) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing, and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death.

The treatment includes nirmatrelvir, a novel main protease (Mpro) inhibitor originating in Pfizer’s laboratories, which was specifically designed to block the activity of the SARS-CoV-2 Mpro, an enzyme that the coronavirus needs to replicate.

Condition: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Infection
Type: drug

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