Oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 Prescribing information for GPs

Evusheld

Evusheld (tixagevimab and cilgavimab) has been provisionally approved by the TGA  for the prevention of COVID-19 in people who are at risk of infection but have not been exposed to the virus (pre-exposure prevention of COVID-19).

Provisional approval has been granted for pre-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19 in people aged 12 years and older weighing at least 40 kg:

  • who have moderate-to-severe immune compromise due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments that make it likely that they will not mount an adequate immune response to COVID-19 vaccination; or
  • for whom vaccination is not recommended due to a history of severe adverse reaction to a COVID‐19 vaccine or COVID‐19 vaccine component.

Pre-exposure prevention with Evusheld is not a substitute for vaccination in people for whom COVID-19 vaccination is recommended.

Evusheld is distributed via the National Medical Stockpile to state and territory governments. Information on access to this medicine can be found via each state/territory health department website.

See the TGA website for further information on Evusheld.

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