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Remdesivir

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

Remdesivir is a broad-spectrum antiviral medication (nucleoside analogue) that was originally developed to counter Hepatitis C and was then repurposed for use against different viral diseases and infections. Like most direct-acting antivirals it works by blocking a virus’ RNA polymerase and prevent it from replicating its genetic material. This makes it so the virus is not able to grow in quantity and create more in the way of effects on the patient’s health.  

One of the primary advantages is that it will not affect the infected cells itself and will only prevent the virus from being able to copy itself. As of July 2020, clinical trials for Remdesivir were still ongoing.

Medical Use

Remdesivir is an injected medication that is used to speed recovery of individuals suffering from RNA viruses, and the most well known of these in recent times due to their prominence have been the SARS and MERS coronaviruses along with COVID-19. It has been reported to reduce recovery times by up to 30% for these viral infections or diseases. 2020 has seen it been aggressively pursued as a potential solution for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Side Effects

Use of Remdesivir may cause patients to experience any of the following side effects:

  • Respiratory failure
  • Organ impairment resulting from low albumin levels, low potassium levels, or lowered red blood cell or platelet counts
  • Skin discoloration
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Infusion-related reactions like low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, sweating, or shivering
  • Abnormal liver blood tests resulting from increases in levels of liver enzymes

Brand Names

Remdesivir is sold under the brand name Veklury, and in July 2020 was approved by the US FDA for emergency use as a COVID-19 treatment.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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