Favipiravir is a drug that was developed in Japan to treat Influenza virus in people. It shows good results and makes more people go back to the normal state. Because of its results, more countries have made a decision to make use of this drug to treat flu. This medicine has a biochemical name and it is 6-fluoro-3-hydroxy-2-pyrazinecarboxamid. This drug is also being used for treating several diseases including viral hemorrhagic fever (Ebola), Lassa virus, and more.

This drug was developed by scientists in Japan to treat several viruses like Influenza A and B and it was approved only in Japan. After that, there are researches that are being taken place to check whether this drug can cure the RNA viral infections including Ebola, Lassa virus, Nipah virus, and more. When this drug is approved to treat these dreadful diseases by research people, it is a fact that more people can be saved from losing their lives.

The novel Corona Virus Disease which now has turned into a global pandemic is now under the tests to use this favipiravir intermediate drug. Most of the countries are researching whether this drug can be used to cure this COVID 19 or not. You might have known that this pandemic is killing thousands and thousands of people from all over the world every day. When we do not take action and keep a full stop for this spread, there are more chances for almost all people around this world to get affected by that disease.

How effective is favipiravir against COVID-19?

The Favipiravir drug is under trial and the active form of this drug used to bind and inhibits the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp). Thus it will prevent the transcription of the virus and also its replication. This drug is showing the efficacy of 80% so far and it is now moving towards the third phase trial against COVID 19. Once it is approved or when it shows a positive result, then we can treat corona patients with this drug.

This way, we will be able to stop this pandemic and also will be able to save the lives of numerous people who are suffering from this viral infection. So, scientists are putting their full efforts to discover the medicine for this COVID 19 virus. Therefore, they can get this world back to its normal state and make everything to change the way that was before this pandemic condition.