Azithromycin Discharge/ Outpatient Prescriptions and Update for Hydroxychloroquine Prescriptions
April 19, 2020
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.