If you have a fever, the doctor might recommend fever-reducers like paracetamol.
Even without physical signs of low oxygen level (trouble breathing, bluish lips, chest pain, etc.), oxygen saturation of below 90% is a cause of concern; the patient might need oxygen therapy. Report low O2 saturation immediately to the doctor.
Vitamins and Medicines
Vitamins and medicines should be included in your COVID care kid. The former are supplements for your body in order to strengthen your immune system, while the latter will help to stabilize your condition. Here’s a list of what to prepare and the general rules on how to take them:
Vitamins C and D, Zinc
These vitamins help strengthen the immune system. A dose a day is usually enough since it is always best to get vitamins and minerals from a healthy diet.
This helps reduce pain and fever. The maximum dose is 4 grams (8 tablets of 500 mg) per day. Make sure there’s a 4-hour interval between each dose. Taking too much paracetamol can have serious side effects. Additionally, other over-the-counter medicines in your COVID care kit may also contain paracetamol.
This helps with nasal congestion (baradong ilong). The dose depends on the amount of Phenylpropanolamine HCL in each tablet. A 25mg capsule is usually taken once every 4 hours (as needed). The maximum dose is 4 tablets per day.
Carbocisteine and Lagundi
Carbocisteine and Lagundi are medicines that help with productive cough (ubong may plema). Patients usually take 500 mg of carbocisteine every 8 hours. For lagundi, the usual dose is 600 mg three times daily.
This medicine helps with dry cough (ubong walang plema). Patients can typically take a 50 mg tablet twice or thrice daily, with 8 or 12-hour intervals between each dose.