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This website is intended for New Zealand patients prescribed Lagevrio® (molnupiravir) and their carers.

Each capsule contains 200 mg molnupiravir
Each bottle contains 40 capsules
Store below 30ºC

If you have any questions about your condition or the medicine you have been prescribed, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The information provided on this website should be discussed with a healthcare professional and does not replace their advice.

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MSD New Zealand Address

Merck Sharp & Dohme (New Zealand) Limited. Level 3, 123 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Auckland

Lagevrio ® (molnupiravir) is a Prescription Medicine and is available as 200 mg capsules.

The Lagevrio Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is available at www.medsafe.govt.nz.

Lagevrio is used to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults who are at risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalisation.

Lagevrio is not recommended in pregnancy. Discuss the need for a pregnancy test with your doctor if you are of childbearing potential and sexually active. If you can become pregnant, you should use effective birth control while you are taking Lagevrio and for 4 days after the last dose of Lagevrio. If you are a male who is sexually active with a partner who could become pregnant, use a reliable method of contraception during treatment and for 3 months after the last dose of Lagevrio. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment and for 4 days after the last dose of Lagevrio.

Do not take Lagevrio if you are allergic to molnupiravir or any of the other ingredients. Allergic reactions can happen in people taking Lagevrio. Stop taking Lagevrio and call your doctor right away if you get any of these symptoms: hives, rapid heartbeat, trouble swallowing or breathing, swelling of the mouth, lips, or face, throat tightness, hoarseness, skin rash. The most common side effects of Lagevrio are diarrhoea, nausea, and dizziness. Based on CMI dated April 2022.

Lagevrio has risks and benefits. Talk to your doctor to see if Lagevrio is right for you. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your doctor.

Lagevrio is free of charge for those who meet the funding requirements for oral antiviral COVID-19 treatment. Lagevrio can also be purchased privately, and a charge will apply.

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