Oral COVID-19 medicines

Oral medicines to treat COVID-19 are now available in Australia.

What are they?
The medicines are called Lagevrio and Paxlovid. They are the first oral medicines that can treat COVID-19. Oral medicines are ones you put in your mouth, like tablets or capsules. This means you can take these medicines at home rather than needing to go to hospital for treatment.

Read this factsheet to learn more about these medicines, who can take them and if they are an option for you.