Monoclonal antibody infusions after a positive COVID-19 test or confirmed COVID-19 exposure
Bamlanivimab with etesevimab, casirivimab with imdevimab, and sotrovimab are COVID-19 neutralizing antibody treatments for high risk patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who have been directly exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Antibody treatments are given to people who aren't in the hospital. They may help your body to better fight the virus, preventing a COVID-19 infection from progressing.
- Read more about bamlanivimab and etesevimab
- Read more about casirivimab and imdevimab
- Read more about sotrovimab
Some things to note about these treatments:
- Supplies are very limited. It will not be possible for everyone who becomes sick with COVID-19 to receive one of these treatments at this time
- These treatments are NOT available at our emergency departments or clinics
- If you meet the qualifications to receive one of these treatments, please ask your health care provider to submit you for consideration
Monoclonal antibody injection for immunocompromised people to prevent a COVID-19 infection
For people who have a compromised immune system, or a severe allergy to the COVID-19 vaccines, a COVID-19 neutralizing antibody treatment called tixagevimab with cilgavimab may be an option.
We are working with our physicians to identify immunocompromised patients who, based on individual risk, are eligible to receive this tixagevimab with cilgavimab pre-exposure prophylaxis option. This option is not available to the general public at this time. If you are eligible, you will be contacted by a Nebraska Medicine case manager.
Supplies are very limited. It will not be possible for everyone who qualifies to receive this treatment at this time.
Remdesivir and dexamethasone are currently offered to some hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
- Remdesivir is an anti-viral drug that slows the infection inside the body
- Dexamethasone is a steroid that reduces inflammation caused by the virus
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