Frequently Asked Questions
Is molnupiravir FDA approved?
Is molnupiravir safe?
One stage 2 clinical trial found that molnupiravir is both effective and well-tolerated, meaning that there were few reported side effects. Fewer than 50% of study participants reported side effects in one study. The same study found that of these reports, 93% of side effects were mild.
Are there any FDA-approved pills for COVID-19?
Can people who have been vaccinated get the COVID-19 pill?
How effective are COVID-19 pills in preventing severe disease?
The Pfizer COVID-19 pill (Paxlovid) has been shown to reduce the risk of COVID-related hospitalization or death by 89%, while the Merck COVID-19 pill has been shown to reduce the risk of COVID-related hospitalization or death by 30%. The COVID-19 pill is not a substitute for the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinated people who take these COVID medications will likely have even better recovery outcomes than those who are unvaccinated.