REGEN-COV™ Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

Doctors Care now offers REGEN-COV™  (casirivimab and imdevimab) Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for treatment of high risk individuals with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms.

REGEN-COV™ treatment is available at these select regional locations across South Carolina:

An Overview: What is REGEN-COV?

REGEN-COV (casirivimab and imdevimab) is an investigational medicine that has been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under Emergency Use Authorization for the treatment of COVID-19 by subcutaneous administration.

According to the FDA, the combination casirivimab and imdevimab (REGEN-COV) retains potency against the alpha, beta, gamma, iota, epsilon and delta variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).

Treatment is indicated for those with mild to moderate illness and at least one risk factor for developing progression to severe COVID-19.

Talk to your primary healthcare provider first to discuss whether REGEN-COV might be right for you.

Please note that treatment is available by appointment only after a Doctors Care visit is completed.

Frequently Asked Questions about REGEN-COV

What is REGEN-COV?

REGEN-COV (casirivimab and imdevimab) is an investigational medicine used to treat mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 in non-hospitalized adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older who weigh at least 88 pounds/40 kg), and who are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 symptoms or the need for hospitalization. REGEN-COV is investigational because it is still being studied. There is limited information known about the safety and effectiveness of using REGEN-COV to treat people with COVID-19. The FDA has authorized the emergency use of REGEN-COV for the treatment of COVID-19 under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

When should I consider receiving REGEN-COV?

Treatment can be given immediately after testing positive for COVID-19 and up to 10 days after onset of symptoms. Treatment is indicated for those with mild to moderate illness and at least one risk factor for developing progression to severe COVID-19. Receiving REGEN-COV may benefit certain people with COVID-19. It is your choice to be treated or not to be treated with REGEN-COV.

Who is eligible to receive REGEN-COV?

REGEN-COV is available for mild to moderate COVID-19 in non-hospitalized adults and adolescents (12 years and older who weigh at least 88 pounds) and who are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 symptoms or the need for hospitalization.

Definition of High-Risk Patients:

  • Older age (for example, age >65)
  • Obesity (BMI >25 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppressive condition
  • Cardiovascular disease or hypertension
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Neurodevelopmental disorder

How will I receive REGEN-COV?

Doctors Care offers REGEN-COV in the form of subcutaneous injection (medicine is injected into the tissue just under the skin). One dose will consist of four subcutaneous injections given at once. Patients will be monitored for one hour after receiving the injections.

Where can I receive REGEN-COV?

Doctors Care offers REGEN-COV at select locations across the state of South Carolina.

What is the cost of REGEN-COV?

At this time, REGEN-COV is offered at no-cost to patients.

What should I tell my primary health care provider before I receive REGEN-COV?

Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have any allergies
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
  • Have any serious illnesses
  • Are taking any medications (prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal products)

What if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

There is limited experience treating pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers with REGEN-COV (casirivimab and imdevimab). For a mother and unborn baby, the benefit of receiving REGEN-COV may be greater than the risk from the treatment. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss your options and specific situation with your primary healthcare provider.

What are the most important possible side effects of REGEN-COV?

Possible side effects of REGEN-COV are:

  • Allergic reactions. Allergic reactions can occur any time after treatment with REGEN-COV, but most happen within one hour. Patients are monitored in-center for one hour after treatment. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following signs and symptoms of allergic reactions: fever, chills, nausea, headache, shortness of breath, low or high blood pressure, rapid or slow heart rate, chest discomfort or pain, weakness, confusion, feeling tired, wheezing, swelling of your lips, face, or throat, rash including hives, itching, muscle aches, feeling faint, dizziness and sweating. These reactions may be severe or life threatening.
  • Worsening symptoms after treatment: You may experience new or worsening symptoms, including fever, difficulty breathing, rapid or slow heart rate, tiredness, weakness or confusion. If these occur, contact your healthcare provider or seek immediate medical attention as some of these events have required hospitalization. It is unknown if these events are related to treatment or are due to the progression of COVID-19.
  • The side effects of getting any medicine by subcutaneous injection may include pain, bruising of the skin, soreness, swelling, and possible infection at the injection site.

These are not all the possible side effects of REGEN-COV. Not a lot of people have been given REGEN-COV. Serious and unexpected side effects may happen. REGEN-COV is still being studied so it is possible that all of the risks are not known at this time.

It is possible that REGEN-COV could interfere with your body’s own ability to fight off a future infection of SARS-CoV-2. Similarly, REGEN-COV may reduce your body’s immune response to a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. Specific studies have not been conducted to address these possible risks. Talk to your primary healthcare provider if you have any questions.

How do I report side effects of REGEN-COV?

Tell your primary healthcare provider right away if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. Report side effects to FDA MedWatch at www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088 or call 1-844-734-6643.

How can I learn more about REGEN-COV?

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