Development of medicines and vaccines against covid-19
In the EU, several vaccines are currently approved. The global medicine authorities are all in close dialogue with researchers and pharmaceutical companies that want to develop medicines, including vaccines, for covid-19. This also applies to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), to which Norway is affiliated.
Safe use of medicines
Talk to a doctor about correct use of medicines if you have contracted covid-19 or are afraid of contracting it. At the time of writing, there are no approved medicines for use to treat covid-19 outside a hospital setting. Any websites offering medicines for covid-19 are fraudulent.
- Do not take any medicines to treat covid-19 without talking to a doctor first.
- Do not use medicines for other conditions to treat covid-19 without talking to a doctor first. This applies to both prescription medicines and products that can be purchased over the counter.
Only purchase medicines from Norwegian pharmacies or online pharmacies that have been approved by the healt authorities. For a list of approved online pharmacies in Norway, click here.