The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to deeply impact our San Antonio community. As Texas rolls back coronavirus restrictions, Quality Urgent Care is committed to devoting our care and attention to providing the latest in COVID treatments. We have been diligently watching for new medicines and treatments as they gain emergency approval from the FDA. One newly available treatment is called REGEN-COV.
Read on to find out more about REGEN-COV, as well as who and who may qualify for treatment under the FDA guidelines.
What is REGEN-COV?
REGEN-COV is a monoclonal antibody cocktail produced by the companies Regeneron and Roche. It is used to treat patients suffering with symptoms of an active COVID-19 infection who are at high risk of developing complications from the virus.
A recent press release by Regeneron stated that a Phase 3 Trial in the use of REGEN-COV has shown reductions in hospitalizations by 70% among high-risk, non-hospitalized patients. The same study showed that treatment using REGEN-COV reduced symptoms of coronavirus by 4 days.
The drug REGEN-COV is composed of two medicines called casirimivab and imdevimab, given together within 10 days of the onset of COVID-19 symptoms. This drug was granted emergency approval for use by the FDA. Standard dosing of REGEN-COV amounts to 1,200 mg of casirimivab and 1,200 mg of imdevimab. In Phase 2, lower amounts of the drug were tested and results similar to Phase 3 were seen.
The drug is not currently approved for use in patients who are already hospitalized from COVID-19. Further information can be found on the FDA fact sheet for REGEN-COV.
Access REGEN-COV Treatment at Quality Urgent Care
At Quality Urgent Care, our priority is our patients. That’s why we are always on the lookout for opportunities to serve our community as the pandemic continues to impact San Antonio and all of Texas. Offering the latest developments in treating COVID-19 is just one of many ways we are contributing to slowing the spread of the virus in the San Antonio area.
Offering everything from onsite testing to ensure our local businesses can stay open, to convenient telehealth appointments, we’re here to serve you. By making testing easier, and healthcare more convenient, we strive to achieve our mission of providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare to our community each and every day.
REGEN-COV is not currently approved for all patients. To determine if you may qualify for treatment using REGEN-COV, contact one of our healthcare providers today for more information. Book an appointment, or schedule a telehealth appointment to discuss your treatment options.