A: Veklury (remdesivir) is the one FDA-approved COVID-19 treatment for hospitalized patients. Other medications are being studied as potential treatments for COVID-19. Ventilators, corticosteroids and convalescent plasma from people who recovered from COVID-19 may also be used on an emergency basis in the hospital.
FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for a number of therapeutic products and medical devices to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in patients at risk of severe illness or hospitalization. For the most up to date information, visit FDA.
For more information about therapies to treat COVID-19, visit the CDC.
Health insurance plans aren’t required to cover COVID-19 treatment. Out-of-pocket costs for treatment vary by insurance plan and by individual.
Be aware of products that falsely claim to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure COVID-19. To help patients protect themselves, the FDA lists warning letters sent to companies selling fraudulent products.