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Molnupiravir (Lagevrio) is an oral antiviral for treating patients with COVID-19 in the community.

Access criteria are the same as for nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid). Molnupiravir should only be used where nirmatrelvir/ritonavir is clinically inappropriate, as trial data suggest molnupiravir is much less effective. Read our article for details.

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He Ako Hiringa, reviewed by Eamon Duffy
20 May 2022
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Since 1 April 2022, the oral antiviral combination nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid) has been listed on the Pharmaceutical Schedule for treating patients with COVID-19 in the community. This resource for prescribers and dispensing pharmacists links to Pharmac's access criteria and to comprehensive drug interaction guidance.

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Eamon Duffy
31 March 2022