Bal Pharma launches anti-viral drug BALflu based on Favipiravir formula, priced at ₹85 per tablet

May 26, 2021 Gubba Pharma In E News

In its regulatory filing the company said, Favipiravir is an emerging anti viral drug used for patients with mild to moderate Covid-19 infection. This formulation is available in tablets form with 400 mg strength. Favipiravir inhibits and terminates viral protein synthesis and induces lethal metagenesis of influenza virus.
BALflu (Favipiravir) is a broad spectrum formulation also used in the treatment of 53 types of Influenza virus including seasonal strains such as Ebola virus, arenavirus, bunyavirus, flovirus, west nile virus , food & mouth disease virus and lassa virus, it said in the regulatory filing.
BALflu (Favipiravir) is approved by Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use for the treatment of COVID-19 with an recommended dosage of 1800 mg on the first day followed by 800 mg from day 2 to 14, it also said.
Shailesh Siroya , Managing Director of the Company, said that the BALflu has the efficacy to clear the virus faster by 28.7% and is marketed at a very affordable price of Rs.85 per tablet, so as to enable the needy patients to access this drug on time.
BALflu (Favipiravir) is made available across all the major markets in India as a prescription drug.

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