DETAILED INFORMATION ON FAVIPIRAVIR: DRUG FOR TREATMENT OF SARS-COV-2

  • MONAJI SANJANA REDDY Department of Samskruti College of Pharmacy, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is another name given to pandemic disease COVID-19 that is caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. People infected with coronavirus will experience mild-to-moderate respiratory illness, and it can be seen in a serious stage when comorbidities include along with it. This is now creating a huge pandemic situation all over the world with a huge rate of sufferers, that is, around 9.06 million around the world and about 440 k in India till today according to the World Health Organization. This is a serious condition that should be solved with vaccine only as coronavirus is undergoing mutation it makes difficult to invent a vaccine for it. So far, about 200 genetic mutations have been discovered across the world also in these 198 mutations appeared independently more than once. Due to this pandemic situation, there are so many clinical trials going on in discovering vaccines. Recently, after many trails conducting favipiravir are found to be the most successful in treating any stage of SARS-CoV-2. This article focuses completely on this area, along with its mechanism, side effects, uses, and contraindications.

Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, Favipiravir, Future hopes

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SANJANA REDDY, M. (2020). DETAILED INFORMATION ON FAVIPIRAVIR: DRUG FOR TREATMENT OF SARS-COV-2. Innovare Journal of Medical Sciences, 8(6), 13-17. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijms.2020.v8i6.39580
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