Home Health care provider SageWest Health Care Offers Monoclonal Antibody Treatment For COVID-19 Patients

SageWest Health Care Offers Monoclonal Antibody Treatment For COVID-19 Patients

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Therapy decreases the severity of virus for outpatients

Fremont County, Wyo. (October 6, 2021) – SageWest Health Care has announced that it offers REGEN-COV (casirivimab and imdevimab), a monoclonal antibody therapy, for the treatment of outpatients with a mild to moderate case of COVID-19. Some patients may also be eligible for casirivimab and imdevimab after exposure to a COVID-19 patient depending on their risk profile. Developed by pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly / Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the drug first received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Monoclonal antibodies are proteins made in the lab that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful viruses. They are specially designed to help block the SARSCoV2 virus and prevent the virus from infecting healthy cells further. Administered intravenously, this innovative treatment is designed to help reduce the severity of COVID-19 in people who are COVID-19 positive and at risk of developing a severe form of the disease.

“SageWest Health Care is proud to offer this treatment locally to eligible patients, and our team has seen promising results in our first patients,” said Laurie Marcum, senior nurse at SageWest Health Care. “Providing this treatment locally is an important step forward in helping to prevent patients most at risk from being hospitalized due to COVID-19. “

Patients must meet specific clinical criteria, including having a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 that is mild or moderate; having underlying health problems or> 65 years of age, and stable enough not to require hospitalization. This therapy requires an order from the patient’s provider.

To find a primary care provider, visit the Find a Doctor tab on SageWestHealthCare.com. For more information on monoclonal antibody therapy now available from SageWest Health Care, click here SageWest COVID-19.


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