Remdesivir (Investigational Drug) - Injection

Pronunciation: rem-DE-si-vir

Important: How To Use This Information

This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.


Remdesivir is an investigational drug being studied to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. It has not been approved for use by the FDA. However, this drug has been tested in the laboratory and the FDA has now authorized human studies with it.

The information in this document reflects preliminary, emerging data - unlike the usual medication information based on more authoritative clinical evidence such as FDA-approved labeling. Since this investigational product information cannot be based on FDA-approved product labeling, it should be understood as evolving and subject to reassessment. Users should be aware of these considerations in their review of investigational drug data, and it is always the responsibility of treating practitioners to exercise independent judgment in making care decisions.

How To Use

Remdesivir is given by injection into a vein once daily.

Side Effects

Nausea or vomiting may occur with the use of this investigational product.

Information is not available and it is unknown at this time if remdesivir causes serious side effects.

In the case of a serious allergic reaction, symptoms may include:

  • rash
  • itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • severe dizziness
  • trouble breathing

This is not necessarily a complete list of possible side effects.

The doctor should be contacted for medical advice about side effects.


Information is not available and it is unknown at this time if other medical conditions may affect how remdesivir works or if other medical conditions are affected by remdesivir.

This investigational product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Information is not available and it is unknown at this time how safe and effective remdesivir is, including in older adults, children, or pregnant or breast-feeding women.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how medications work or increase the risk for serious side effects. This document does not necessarily contain all possible drug interactions.

Information is not available and it is unknown at this time if remdesivir interacts with other drugs.


Overdose information is not available and is unknown at this time.


Lab and/or medical tests (such as liver function tests) will be done while using this investigational product.

Missed Dose

Not applicable.


Not applicable. This investigational product is given in a hospital and will not be stored at home.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
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