Headlines 18/03/2022 09:05 SA

The Ministry of Health's guidelines for COVID-19 drugs for home treatment

Ninh Thương

On March 14, 2022, the Ministry of Health promulgated Decision No. 604/QD-BYT on guidelines for management of COVID-19 cases at home for home treatment.

According to the Decision, COVID-19 drugs at home include:

- Antipyretic:

+ Paracetamol for adults: 500mg tablets, 3 - 5 days doses.   

+ Paracetamol for children (depending on body weight and age): 80mg, 100mg, 150mg or 250mg, 325mg, 500mg (oral suspension powder or granule packs or tablets), 3 - 5 days doses.

- Electrolyte replacement: Oresol, rehydration packs or other electrolytes.

- Cough suppressants (depending on symptoms): Herbal medicine or stand-alone cough suppressant or cough suppressant combined with antihistamine, etc. for about 5-7 days. The indications, contraindications and warnings while using the drugs must be noted.

- Nasal sprays: 0,9% natriclorua for 5-7 days.

- Drugs for treatment of underlying conditions according to prescriptions (if any, for 01-02 week (s)).

- Do not use antiviral drugs, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, etc. without any indication or prescription.

-  Steam therapy is not recommended for children.

These guidelines no longer include prescription antiviral drugs.

Decision No. 604/QD-BYT comes into force from the day on which it is signed and replaces Decision No. 261/QD-BYT dated January 31, 2022 and Decision No. 528/QD-BYT dated March 03, 2022.



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