About VEKLURY® (remdesivir)

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What is it?

VEKLURY is an FDA-approved antiviral medication that helps treat patients hospitalized with COVID-19. See the results from a VEKLURY study.

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What it is not?

VEKLURY is not a vaccine that prevents illness. Instead, it is a medication used to treat patients who are hospitalized with COVID-19.

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How does it work?

VEKLURY is an antiviral medication. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spreads in the body making copies of itself. VEKLURY interrupts the way the virus copies itself.

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How is it given?

VEKLURY is given in a hospital setting by an intravenous (IV) infusion.

  • The IV infusion allows the medication to enter the body quickly
  • VEKLURY is given once a day for 5 days and may be extended up 10 days. The healthcare provider will determine the appropriate treatment duration for each patient
Next: Study results with VEKLURY

Important Safety Information

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Who should not take VEKLURY?

Do not take VEKLURY if you:

  • Are allergic to remdesivir or any of the other ingredients in VEKLURY.

What are the possible side effects of VEKLURY?

Serious side effects of VEKLURY may include:

  • Allergic reactions. VEKLURY can cause allergic reactions during or after infusion. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following symptoms: changes to heart rate, rash, fever, nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, wheezing, or swelling of the lips, face, or throat.
  • Increase in liver enzymes. Increases in the amount of liver enzymes are common in people who have received VEKLURY and may be a sign of liver injury. Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check your liver enzymes before and during treatment and may stop your treatment with VEKLURY if you develop new or worsening liver problems.

The most common side effect in people receiving VEKLURY is nausea. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before receiving VEKLURY?

  • All your health problems. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have or have had any allergies, kidney or liver problems, or any serious illnesses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding: It is not known if VEKLURY can harm your unborn baby or be passed to the baby in breast milk. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss your options and specific situation with your healthcare provider.
  • All the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Other medicines may affect how VEKLURY works. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any medicines that contain chloroquine phosphate or hydroxychloroquine sulfate.

How is VEKLURY given?

  • VEKLURY is given through a vein by intravenous (IV) infusion, one time each day for up to 10 days, as determined by your healthcare provider.

WHAT IS VEKLURY?

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VEKLURY is a prescription medicine used to treat COVID-19 in adults and children at least 12 years old and weighing at least 88 pounds requiring hospitalization.

Talk to a healthcare provider to see if VEKLURY may be an option for you.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see Important Facts about VEKLURY.



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WHAT IS VEKLURY?

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VEKLURY is a prescription medicine used to treat COVID-19 in adults and children at least 12 years old and weighing at least 88 pounds requiring hospitalization.

Talk to a healthcare provider to see if VEKLURY may be an option for you.

Important Safety Information

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Who should not take VEKLURY?

Do not take VEKLURY if you:

  • Are allergic to remdesivir or any of the other ingredients in VEKLURY.

What are the possible side effects of VEKLURY?

Serious side effects of VEKLURY may include:

  • Allergic reactions. VEKLURY can cause allergic reactions during or after infusion. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following symptoms: changes to heart rate, rash, fever, nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, wheezing, or swelling of the lips, face, or throat.
  • Increase in liver enzymes. Increases in the amount of liver enzymes are common in people who have received VEKLURY and may be a sign of liver injury. Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check your liver enzymes before and during treatment and may stop your treatment with VEKLURY if you develop new or worsening liver problems.

The most common side effect in people receiving VEKLURY is nausea. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before receiving VEKLURY?

  • All your health problems. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have or have had any allergies, kidney or liver problems, or any serious illnesses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding: It is not known if VEKLURY can harm your unborn baby or be passed to the baby in breast milk. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss your options and specific situation with your healthcare provider.
  • All the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Other medicines may affect how VEKLURY works. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any medicines that contain chloroquine phosphate or hydroxychloroquine sulfate.

How is VEKLURY given?

  • VEKLURY is given through a vein by intravenous (IV) infusion, one time each day for up to 10 days, as determined by your healthcare provider.

WHAT IS VEKLURY?

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VEKLURY is a prescription medicine used to treat COVID-19 in adults and children at least 12 years old and weighing at least 88 pounds requiring hospitalization.

Talk to a healthcare provider to see if VEKLURY may be an option for you.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see Important Facts about VEKLURY.

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