Introducing Lagevrio, an oral treatment for COVID-19 in adults at risk of severe illness1
Information if you have been prescribed Lagevrio
Take Lagevrio exactly as your doctor tells you.1
Take 4 capsules of Lagevrio every 12 hours (for example, at 8 am and at 8 pm)1
Take Lagevrio for 5 days1
It is important that you complete the full 5 days of treatment with Lagevrio. Do not stop taking Lagevrio before you complete the full 5 days of treatment, even if you feel better.1
with or without food1
It is important that you do not miss or skip doses of this medicine.1
What to do if you miss a dose:
If it has been less than 10 hours since the missed dose
Take it as soon as you remember
If it has been more than 10 hours since the missed dose
Skip the missed dose and take your dose at the next scheduled time
Do not double the dose of Lagevrio to make up for the missed dose. If you are not sure what to do, call your doctor or pharmacist.1
Know the risk factors for severe COVID-19:5
While older adults are at a greater risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19, some medical conditions can put a person of any age at increased risk of severe COVID-19. Here are some of the risk factors to look out for. These are not the only conditions that can increase your risk for severe illness. For more information, talk to your doctor.
Morbid obesity (BMI greater than 35)
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic lung disease
Serious heart conditions
High blood pressure
The information on this website should be discussed with your doctor and does not replace their advice.
- Lagevrio Consumer Medicine Information, www.medsafe.govt.nz/Consumers/CMI/l/lageviro.pdf
- Lagevrio Data Sheet
- Pharmac. Pharmaceutical Schedule. Available at: https://schedule.pharmac.govt.nz/ScheduleOnline.php. Accessed on: 26 Apr 2022.
- Ministry of Health. About COVID-19. Available at: https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-public/about-covid-19 Accessed on 7 June
- Ministry of Health. COVID-19: Higher risk people. Available at: https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-specific-audiences/covid-19-higher-risk-people. Accessed on 7 June.