For people who test positive and are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 infection, medications are available that can reduce the chances of severe illness and death. Other medications can help you reduce symptoms and manage your illness.
Talk to Your Health Care Provider
Don't delay. Treatment must be started within days after symptoms first develop in order to be effective. Talk to a health care provider before taking medication. People have been seriously and fatally harmed after taking products not approved or authorized for COVID-19 use.
Find a testing location that can provide treatment if you test positive.
Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home. If you are worried about your symptoms, the Coronavirus Self-Checker can assist in the decision to seek care. You can treat symptoms with over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help you feel better. Learn more about what to do if you are sick.