Laboratory of Saltillo gives away a pill to prevent infections

The Centro de Investigaciones Clinical Research Institute Saltillo, offers the pill “Paxlovid” to prevent contagion COVID-19 to those who are free of the virus, but continue to be exposed, a totally free treatment for now.

According to the CIR, all people of legal age who have tested negative after taking a COVID-19 test, but who have been exposed to an infected person or live with them in the same home, can access this treatment.

This is a last stage of testing, before the pill is marketed in Mexican territory, as in the United States; Those interested should go to the Center by appointment to fill out some forms and receive directions.

The treatment consists of two pills a day, one in the morning and one in the evening; people who ingest them must return to the Center every third day for a dozen days for monitoring to take place.

From said monitoring, the result of whether or not the person developed the virus even when exposed will be obtained; This antiviral pill was part of the Pfizer Inc. experimental trial which was shown to reduce the chances of infection, hospitalization or death by 50 percent.

During the appointment, the medicine is delivered free of charge and the commitment is made to respond to calls and monitoring actions, the above in about an hour and a half of explanations and signing of agreements, which includes a medical evaluation.

On its Official Facebook page, the Center invited the general population to take part in said treatment to reduce the risk of contagion when exposed to or living with the virus.

For his part, the director of the Faculty of Medicine, Jesús Ángel Padilla, assured that according to a medical study,
the pharmaceutical company is investigating and “so far the results are favorable.”

However, there is no further reference from the laboratory.

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