You may have heard that monoclonal antibody therapy can help protect you from Covid-19. But how can you know when to get a monoclonal IV for Covid?
What does a monoclonal IV do?
If monoclonal antibody therapy is administered quickly enough after a known exposure to Covid-19, it is possible that the treatment could help the body ward off the virus and avoid infection. Once someone tests positive, monoclonal antibodies significantly reduce the likelihood of hospitalization due to severe Covid-19 symptoms.
Studies show patients who receive monoclonal antibody treatments require hospitalization 60-70% less than those who do not receive monoclonal antibodies.
Who is eligible for monoclonal IV therapy?
Monoclonal IV treatments are approved for emergency use by people at high risk of severe symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extensively detail what medical conditions are considered high-risk. Examples of conditions associated with higher risk for severe Covid-19 include:
- Obesity: Adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater are at higher risk, as are children with BMI equal to or greater than the 85th percentile for their age
- Age: Adults 65 years of age or older are at higher risk of severe Covid
- Certain medical conditions: Chronic kidney disease, immunocompromised, chronic respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, neurodevelopmental disorder, asthma, and medical-related technological dependence
How and when to get a monoclonal IV
If you are at high risk of severe Covid-19 progression and have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, or if you have developed Covid-19 symptoms, you should contact your doctor.
Monoclonal antibodies are administered by prescription only. It’s important to note that shortages in monoclonal antibody resources at hospitals and medical centers are expected as Covid-19 cases surge and new variants emerge.
Let Drip Hydration Bring Monoclonal IV Treatment to Your Home
If you are in need of monoclonal antibody IV therapy, reach out to Drip Hydration today. Our medical experts can consult with you to create a personalized treatment plan. We offer both Covid-19 testing as well as monoclonal antibody treatment. Our healthcare professionals will come to your home and administer a monoclonal IV, taking care to monitor your progress and make you as comfortable as possible during the 2-hour session.
We offer progressive group discounts for households with multiple people in need of testing or treatment, and families can schedule multiple people for the same timeframe, saving you from having to schedule multiple appointments. Convenient, professional, and discreet healthcare in the comfort of your home – give us a call or click the button below to make an appointment today!