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Paxlovid, Pfizer's COVID antiviral medication, can make you lose your sense of taste. 

FDA has acknowledged that "Paxlovid mouth" can cause "altered or impaired taste." 

Twitter users have compared it to "dirty pennies," "rotten placenta," & "satan's ashtray." 

According to Pfizer, 6% of patients have reported Paxlovid mouth & have shared remedies online, including dark chocolate & cherry-flavored cough drops. 

Paxlovid's side effects are worthwhile. According to NPR, drugmaker studies showed Paxlovid was "90% effective at cutting COVID hospitalisation or death risks" for unvaccinated people. 

Unknown is Paxlovid's effectiveness in vaccinated patients. 

Three Pfizer studies say the antiviral medication works against Omicron & its subvariants. 

In December 2014, the FDA approved Paxlovid nirmatrelvir & ritonavir for emergency treatment of "mild-to-moderate COVID-19" in people over 12 years old. 

For Paxlovid to be prescribed, a patient must have "positive SARS-CoV-2 results" & be at "high risk for severe COVID-19, including hospitalisation or death." 

Despite promising early research, experts warn antiviral treatment can cause "rebound" symptoms & side effects. 

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