COVID-19 for health professionals: Treatments

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We are tracking all potential drugs in development in Canada and abroad. To help expedite the development and availability of treatments to prevent and treat COVID-19, we are working with:

As of October 2020, Health Canada began receiving submissions for approval under the drug authorization Interim Order for COVID-19. Health Canada will continue to carefully review all of the data provided. Before any new treatment is made available to Canadians, it must be shown to be safe, effective and of high quality.

Learn more about treatment clinical trials in process.

Authorized drugs

Among hospitalized patients who have COVID-19 and require supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation, clinicians should strongly consider:

We have authorized certain products to treat COVID-19 and its symptoms. Find out about COVID-19 treatments that are authorized in Canada.

Products that may ease symptoms such as fever and cough may be used to treat patients with COVID-19.

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