Tell your healthcare provider about ALL the medicines you take.
Paxlovid may affect some of your other medicines and cause serious side effects.
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including prescription and over the counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements (for example, St. John’s Wort).
- Do not start taking a new medicine while you are taking Paxlovid without talking to your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider can tell you if it is safe to take Paxlovid with other medicines.
My Paxlovid Plan
This plan is to help you record all your medicine doses when taking Paxlovid. It is especially useful if you need to stop or adjust your other medicines. Learn more: My Paxlovid Plan [PDF, 356 KB]
Are you pregnant or trying for a baby?
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, don't take Paxlovid. Ask your doctor for advice as Paxlovid is not recommended during pregnancy. Women should avoid becoming pregnant (eg, use contraception or abstain from sexual activity) while taking Paxlovid and for 7 days after the treatment ends.
Contraception is very important
If you are taking birth control pills, extra care is needed as Paxlovid may affect how they work. It is recommended that you don’t have sexual activity while taking Paxlovid and for 7 days after the treatment ends. Otherwise use condoms as well as your usual contraception, while taking Paxlovid and for 7 days after treatment ends. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Are you breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment and for 7 days after the last dose of Paxlovid. This is because it is not known if Paxlovid gets into breast milk and could be passed to the baby. Tell your healthcare provider you are breastfeeding BEFORE taking this medicine.