What is Paxlovid?
Paxlovid [pax-LOW-vid] is an antiviral medication developed by Pfizer pharmaceutical company. It’s used for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are at high risk for developing severe symptoms or being hospitalized from COVID-19.
Paxlovid works by preventing the virus that causes COVID-19 from reproducing in your body.
Possible side effects of Paxlovid include:
- altered or impaired sense of taste
- increased blood pressure
- muscle aches
For more information, visit the CDC website.