Care & Treatment
Managing COVID-19 Symptoms
Most people who have COVID-19 will have mild symptoms and can manage them at home. Over-the-counter medicines such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) can help.
Options for Treatment
There are currently two types of treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19 in people who are at high risk of severe symptoms:
- Antiviral treatments work by helping stop the virus from multiplying in the body.
- Monoclonal antibodies help the immune system respond better to the virus.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved four treatments for COVID-19. They require a healthcare provider’s prescription and may require entering a hospital.
Important treatment warnings:
- Do not take any treatments that the FDA has not approved for COVID-19. Doing this could be harmful or cause your death.
- Only take medications that a healthcare professional orders.
Last Updated October 2022