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Telangana Health dept issues advisory on home medical kit use for Covid patients

Hyderabad: The State health department on Tuesday released an advisory on the use of the medicines provided in home isolation kit for Covid positive individuals.

The home isolation medical kit provided for free of cost to persons who have tested positive for Covid-19 at all the Government health care facilities, contains seven medicines including Azithromycin (antibiotics/ antiviral), paracetamol (fever), levocetirizine (cold), ranitidine (acidity), Vitamin C, Multivitamin and Vitamin D for improving overall immunity.

Except for levocetirizine, all other medicines in the kit must be taken in the morning,  the guidelines advised.

The medicines provided in the kit are meant for five-days and have to be taken by the Covid positive individuals immediately if they start developing symptoms. The advisory has also directed Covid positive patients to monitor their temperature on a daily basis, do a 6 minute walk at normal pace and contact a doctor immediately if the temperature continues to persist or patients feel breathless after walking for six minutes.

Home isolation medicine kits: (to be taken for 5 days)

Azithromycin (Morning)

Paracetamol (Morning/Night)

Levocetirizine (Night)

Ranitidine (Morning)

Vitamin C (Morning)

Multivitamin (Morning)

Vitamin D (Morning)

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