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Favipiravir Drug profile:
Also called as : T-705, favipira, favilavir

• This is a pyrazinecarboxamide derivative (treat tuberculosis )
•  Chemical Formula: C5H4FN3O2
•  Used in the treatment of Influenza (flu) & Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Origin:
Japan Fujifilm Holdings Corp subsidary of Fujifilm Corporation  makes favipiravir under the brand name Avigan.

In india :
Glenmark  Makes favipiravir in India as "FabiFlu".

How does it work?
Works by blocking the ability of a virus to replicate inside a cell.
it targets RNA virus coverage dependent polymerase

How does it work on covid infected patient?
Initial studies  suggests that this drug shortens recovery time of covid patient.

Price and medication: 
Rs 103 per tablet (in india),
recommended dose is 1,800 mg 2 times a day on day 1 and 800 mg twice a day up to 14th day.

Favipiravir Approved countries for the corona virus treatment
Japan
India
Russia
China

2 comments:

Green chilly said...

Nice information.kindly update what are the things to be done while going under home quarantine

Green chilly said...

Kindly update the info regarding basics which will be followed in home while staying in home quarantine

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