Favipiravir drug | COVID-19 Treatment Online news | Coronavirus Vaccine updates

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).

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


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