Remdesivir for Patients with COVID-19 (Adults and Adolescents 12 years and older) Guidelines for NHS GGC (1021)


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Remdesivir is an adenosine nucleotide prodrug that is metabolised intracellularly to form the pharmacologically active substrate remdesivir triphosphate. Remdesivir triphosphate inhibits SARS-CoV-2 RNA polymerase which perturbs viral replication.

Current evidence shows that remdesivir improves clinical outcomes in both hospitalised and non-hospitalised patients with COVID-19.


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Last reviewed: 23 March 2022

Next review: 08 April 2023

Author(s): Samantha Carmichael

Version: 1

Approved By: NHSGGC Covid-19 Tactical Group (Acute)

Document Id: 1021