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Are there available drugs or vaccines against COVID-19?

The following COVID-19 vaccine brands have been granted an Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drugs Authority:


1. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Technology: mRNA
  • EUA Approval: January 14, 2021



2. AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Technology: Viral Vector (non-replicating)
  • EUA Approval: January 28, 2021



3. Coronavac (Sinovac) COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Technology: Inactivated Virus
  • EUA Approval: February 22, 2021



4. Sputnik V (Gamaleya) COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Technology: Viral Vector (non-replicating)
  • EUA Approval: March 19, 2021



5. Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Technology: Viral Vector (non-replicating)
  • EUA Approval: April 19, 2021



6. Bharat Biotech COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Technology: Viral Vector (non-replicating)
  • EUA Approval: April 19, 2021



7. Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Technology: mRNA
  • EUA Approval: May 5, 2021


8. Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Technology: Inactivated Virus
  • EUA Approval: August 19, 2021


9. Novavax COVID-19 Vaccines

  • Technology: INanoparticle
  • EUA Approval: November 17, 2021


The following COVID-19 medicines have also been approved by the Philippine FDA:

  1. Casirivimab + Imdevimab
  2. Molnupiravir
  3. Nirmatrelvir + Ritonavir (Paxlovid)


Further, the following medicines are being used by doctors to treat patients hospitalized due to COVID-19:

  • Dexamethasone
  • Tocilizumab
  • Remdesivir
  • Baricitinib in combination with Remdesivir
  • Anticoagulation drugs


Source: 
Food and Drug Administration. List of COVID-19 Vaccines Authorized by the FDA. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov.ph/list-of-fda-issued-emergency-use-authorization/
Harvard Health. Treatments for COVID-19. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/treatments-for-covid-19


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