Most people with mild illness will recover without treatment. However, some over-the-counter medications may be used to help provide comfort and alleviate symptoms of COVID-19. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any new over-the-counter products, especially if you have underlying health conditions.
Drug treatments for COVID-19 are currently being developed and tested. On July 27, 2020, Health Canada approved remdesivir (Veklury®) to treat severe COVID-19 symptoms in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older, who weigh at least 40 kg.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, but research and development are underway.
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