frequently asked question

Our bodies naturally make antibodies to fight infection. mAbs are made in a lab and given to people directly through an intravenous (IV) infusion.

No Insurance, no problem you can still receive the treatment at no cost to you.  Five Star Infusion is dedicated to making the treatment available to anyone that meets the treatment criteria.

mAb treatments authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use may help people who are at high risk for serious symptoms of the disease to:

  1. a) Reduce the likelihood of staying in the hospital.
  2. b) Recover faster from COVID-19.

mAbs are available for people who:

  1. Are at high risk of becoming seriously ill. To learn more, visit our page Who is at High Risk for Serious COVID-19?
  2. Have tested positive for COVID-19 and have mild to moderate symptoms of the disease for 10 days or less
  3. Have been recently exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and are at high risk for serious COVID-19

mAb treatment must be given within 10 days of a person’s first symptoms of COVID-19 or having been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The sooner a person receives mAb treatment, the better.

mAb treatments are still being studied. However, they have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA and more than 600,000 people have been treated with mAbs. Researchers continue to study mAb treatments for safety and effectiveness.

Three mAb treatments have received EUA from the FDA for people who are not in the hospital: REGEN-COVTM (casirivimab and imdevimab)bamlanivimab and etesevimab, and sotrovimab. All treatments are given as either an IV infusion or a series of shots.

Actemra is also a mAb that has also been issued an EUA from the FDA. It can only be given to people in the hospital with worse COVID-19 symptoms.

The three treatments offered to people who are not in the hospital are designed in a very similar way, with the same goal: to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells.

Five Star Infusion treatment site is located at 9550 Shepherd Rd., Dallas, TX 75243

Call FIVE Star Infusion at 469.492.2534 to speak with one of our pharmacists or nurse.