API- Favipiravir

Packaging- 1*34 Tablets

Strength-  200mg

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Favipiravir 200 mg is the first oral antiviral medication under the trade name FabiFlu for the treatment of mild to severe COVID-19 cases, Glenmark Pharmaceutical launch this medication.  This medicine shows 80-88% efficacy in global clinical trials and it is currently used in Japan and UAE for the Covid-19 treatment.

On 19 June 2020, India drug regulator approved Fabiflu for oral administration in India.

Dosage and Side Effects

Favipiravir should be taken orally at about the same time each day, either with or without food. Favipiravir tablets should be swallowed whole with water. The tablet should not be opened, broken, or chewed. For patients with COVID-19, the usual dosage of favipiravir for adults is 1800 mg orally twice daily on day 1, followed by 800 mg orally twice daily for 14 days.

Some common side effects of the Fabiflu are swelling all over the body, muscle pain, asthma attack, gastrointestinal upset, miscarriages, hay fever, and allergic dermatitis.

The use of favipiravir in pregnancy is restricted as it may cause fetal damage.

Warning and Precautions

  • Favipiravir mainly causes early embryonic death when studied in animals. Recommendation of this medication should be avoided to pregnant women.
  • The most effective contraceptive method should be taken during treatment. If pregnancy occurs the treatment should immediately be stopped.
  • Avigan is not given in case of bacterial infection.
  • Favipiravir is not recommended for children.
  • This drug should not be consumed if the patient has any history of hypersensitivity with any ingredients of the product.
  • This drug should only be consumed when influenza-like symptoms appear.
  • Examination should be held in order to examine the necessity of Favipiravir before use.
  • The probability of distribution of Favipiravir in sperm is high. During the administration of this medication to male patients. Fully elaborate the risk and also instruct for avoiding the sexual intercourse during and for seven days and after the end of the treatment.


What are the uses of Favipiravir?

Favipiravir is an antiviral medication that works against type A and type B influenza viruses. It is used for the treatment of mild to severe Covid-19 infection. It inhibits the replication of influenza A and B.

What are the ingredients in Favipiravir?

The active ingredient is Favipiravir, and the inactive ingredients are povidone, colloidal silicon dioxide, low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, crospovidone, sodium stearyl fumarate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, talc, yellow ferric oxide.

How to store the medicine Favipiravir?

Store the Favipiravir tablets at room temperature.

From where I can buy Favipiravir?

  • You can buy Favipiravir 200 mg from any authorized whole seller after getting prescription from a qualified doctor. It is always better to check the credential of the whole seller/supplier/exporter before buying the product.
  • The buyer should check the existing law in their home country before importing the product.