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Azithromycin Discharge/ Outpatient Prescriptions and Update for Hydroxychloroquine Prescriptions

April 19, 2020

Azithromycin

Washington, D.C., regulations now limit azithromycin prescriptions for ONLY approved ICD-10 diagnoses, including documented COVID-19 positive results, based on the D.C. Health Department letter here.

Place diagnosis in ‘special instructions’ box in MedConnect, as shown. Duration cannot exceed 10 days, and refills are prohibited.

Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine

MedStar continues to discourage outpatient use for COVID-19 related treatment or prophylaxis; our outpatient pharmacies will fill prescriptions ONLY for chronic rheumatologic conditions, see reference here.