Altus Baytown ER Has Been Approved to Provide the BAM COVID-19 Treatment!

Our modern ER in Baytown, TX, has now been approved to offer a revolutionary new treatment for COVID-19 called “BAM.” This treatment has been found to reduce the duplication and growth of virus cells in some patients who have tested positive for the virus. Our Baytown, TX emergency room is open to the public and has the latest innovative treatments and testing on-site for the coronavirus.

What is the BAM Treatment?

“BAM” is short for Bamlanivimab. This newly developed treatment for the deadly coronavirus has been found to be effective at improving symptoms faster and preventing life-threatening developments of the virus in some patients. The “BAM” treatment could be a step towards reducing hospitalization and serious symptoms for patients suffering from COVID-19. The BAM treatment is not a vaccine. It uses artificial antibodies to increase the body’s natural defenses against the virus.

What Are the Benefits of the BAM Treatment?

Here are some benefits of the BAM treatment which recent studies have found:

  • May reduce the severity of symptoms when taken in the first ten days after symptoms begin to develop
  • Could help to prevent hospitalizations
  • Could limit the amount of virus in the body
  • Could prevent the virus cells from replicating/growing

Is the BAM Treatment Safe?

Because Bamlanivimab is such a new drug, there is not much known about what long-term side effects could be. The dangers and benefits are somewhat unknown. For this reason, the FDA has not fully approved the treatment, but it is authorized for emergency use.

The benefits of the BAM treatment for COVID-19 are still being investigated. Altus medical centers are currently providing the BAM COVID-19 treatment in Baytown, TX, to adult patients who are at a high risk of developing severe to deadly COVID-19 symptoms.

Possible side effects for Bamlanivimab include fever, chills, nausea, headache, shortness of breath, low or high blood pressure, rapid or slow heart rate, chest discomfort or pain, weakness, confusion, feeling tired, wheezing, swelling of your lips, face, or throat, rash including hives, itching, muscle aches, dizziness, and sweating. Some of these side effects may be life-threatening. The treatment may have other unknown side effects. Talk to your provider about whether or not the BAM treatment for COVID-19 is right for you.

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