Author(s): Mayur S. Jain, Shashikant D. Barhate

Email(s): mayurjain176@gmail.com

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Address: Mr. Mayur S. Jain*, Dr. Shashikant D. Barhate
Shree Sureshadada Jain Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jammer, Maharashtra (India).
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
Favipiravir, sold under the brand name Avigan or Abigan, is an antiviral medication used to treat influenza in Japan. It is also being studied to treat a number of other viral infections. Like the experimental antiviral drugs (T-1105 and T-1106), it is a pyrazinecarboxamide derivative. Discovered by Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. in Japan, favipiravir is a modified pyrazine analog that was initially approved for therapeutic use in resistant cases of influenza. The antiviral targets RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) enzymes, which are necessary for the transcription and replication of viral genomes. Not only does favipiravir inhibit replication of influenza A and B, but the drug has shown promise in the treatment of avian influenza, and may be an alternative option for influenza strains that are resistant to neuramidase inhibitors. Favipiravir has been investigated for the treatment of life-threatening pathogens such as Ebola virus, Lassa virus, and now COVID-19.[1,2,3]


Cite this article:
Mayur S. Jain, Shashikant D. Barhate. Favipiravir has been investigated for the treatment of life-threatening pathogens such as Ebola virus, Lassa virus, and now COVID-19: A Review. 10.5958/2231-5691.2021.00008.3


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