COVID-19 Antiviral
Pill Therapy

StarMed Healthcare offers antiviral pills to treat patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms. These pills (Monlupiravir and/or Paxlovid) are offered to treat the virus and are most effective when it’s taken within five days since you were diagnosed with COVID-19.

This therapy is not a substitute for a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Antiviral Pill Therapy

StarMed Healthcare offers an antiviral pills to treat patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms.

StarMed provides both Monlupiravir and Paxlovid pills to treat COVID-19 symptoms.

These pills are offered to treat the virus and is most effective when it’s taken within five days of being diagnosed with COVID-19 and reduce COVID-19 patients’ chance of hospitalization and death by 30 percent or more.

You can sign up for a cost-free Virtual Visit from the comfort of your own home or call from one of our testing locations to speak with a provider who can prescribe you this treatment. The treatment is most effective if you begin as soon as you’re diagnosed with COVID-19.

This is not a substitute for a COVID-19 vaccination, which is still your best defense against the virus.

Who should get this treatment?

Antiviral pills are for high-risk adults who are over 60 or those who are younger but have other conditions that put them at high risk of bad outcomes from COVID-19, like comorbidities such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity.

What is the cost of the treatment or Virtual Visit?

All COVID-19 related treatments are being provided at no cost to patients with insurance.

How is the COVID-19 pill treatment different from other treatments?

Some COVID-19 treatments require infusions. A pill treatment is quicker, easier, and could ultimately reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths.

How does the COVID-19 pill treatment work?

It works like most antiviral drugs, by inhibiting the ability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to replicate. Doctors hope that they can treat COVID-19 much the same way they do the flu with pills like Tamiflu.

Since the COVID-19 pill is available, I won’t need a vaccine, right?

No, a COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself from getting the virus and spreading it to others. Antiviral pills do not replace a vaccine. The more people that get vaccinated, the faster we can eliminate the pandemic.

Should I take the COVID-19 pill treatment if I’m pregnant?

Since pregnant women were not a part of the study to show the pills safety, it is not recommended since we do not know if the medication can cause any issues to your baby. For women from the ages of 12-51 a negative pregnancy test is needed to prescribe this medication.

What are possible side effects from this medication?

The most common side effects reported are nausea and vomiting. No significant side effects were reported in the study.

Do COVID-19 antiviral pills work against the Delta and Omicron variants?

Yes, both Monlupiravir and Paxlovid are effective against the Delta variant.

Schedule your Virtual Visit Today

If you have recently contracted COVID-19, this antiviral pill treatment has been proven to significantly reduce the likelihood of severe symptoms and hospitalization. If you would like to speak with one of our providers, please schedule your Virtual Visit by clicking the button below.