HETERO HEALTHCARE Ltd feels proud to distribute and market its second drug to fight against COVID-19 called FAVIVIR (FAVIPIRAVIR tablets 200 mg) after marketing the restricted medical use drug COVIFOR (REMDESIVIR) under the license from Gilead Sciences. The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted an accelerated approval of FAVIVIR to meet the urgent medical need for the treatment of COVID-19.
FAVIVIR is the brand name of the generic Favipiravir (200 mg) drug which acts against different forms of influenza viruses including those that do not work on other medications. Favipiravir is a novel antiviral drug, which selectively and effectively inhibits influenza RNA-dependent polymerase (RdRP) and many other RNA viruses. FAVIVIR increases adherence to care for a large portion of the Covid-19 patient population, which typically has mild to moderate symptoms. The medication must not be used in mothers who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding.
Favipiravir showed effectiveness in clinical trials above 80% and demonstrated safety without any new or previously unreported side effects. The medication has demonstrated positive clinical outcomes.
FAVIVIR is in the form of tablets which are given orally. The dosage is 1800 mg (9 tablets) twice daily (total 18 tablets) on day 1 followed by 800 mg (4 tablets) twice daily (total 8 tablets per day) from day 2 up to maximum of 14 days.
FAVIVIR is priced at INR 59 a tablet and is available at all retail medical outlets and hospital pharmacies across the country from July 29, 2020 onwards. This drug is to be sold only with a prescription from a registered medical practitioner.
If you want to know more details about the drug or if you have any query related to FAVIVIR, you can always reach out to us by dialling our Toll free Number 18001034696. You can even email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hetero Healthcare addresses every query and in case of a call is missed, we have planned in such a way that an outbound call happens and patient’s issue is addressed. Hetero Healthcare have always been a patient centric organisation and during these times of pandemic we have always tried to give our best.
FAVIVIR, packaging information (accessed on: 29/07/2020) - https://www.prnewswire.com/ae/news-releases/rdif-and-chemrar-launch-final-stage-of-favipiravir-clinical-trial-301064181.html (accessed on: 22/05/2020)
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