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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).
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: