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Glenmark to launch FabiFlu (400 mg) for COVID-19 treatment

With the new 400 mg version, patients need to consume nine tablets on Day 1, and thereafter two tablets twice a day from Day 2 till the end of the course

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced that it will introduce a 400 mg version of oral antiviral FabiFlu, for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in India. The company informs that the higher strength will improve patient compliance and experience, by effectively reducing the number of tablets that patients require per day.

The 200 mg dosage of FabiFlu required patients to take 18 tablets on Day 1 (nine in the morning and nine in the evening), followed by eight tablets each day thereafter for a maximum of 14 days. With the new 400 mg version, patients need to consume nine tablets on Day 1 (4.5 in the morning and 4.5 in the evening), and thereafter two tablets twice a day from Day 2 till the end of the course.

Dr Monika Tandon, Vice President & Head, Clinical Development, Global Specialty/Branded Portfolio, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, said, “Being the first company to launch favipiravir in India, we continue to innovate and seek new treatment options for COVID-19 patients. Introducing this higher strength of FabiFlu is in line with these efforts to ensure a smoother experience for patients, by reducing their daily pill burden.”

“The 200 mg dosage of FabiFlu was developed in line with global formulations of the drug favipiravir, which had similar strength. The 400 mg version is a result of Glenmark’s own R&D efforts to improve the treatment experience for patients in India,” she added.

Glenmark has also commenced post-marketing surveillance (PMS) study on FabiFlu to closely monitor the efficacy and safety of the drug in a large pool of patients prescribed with the oral antiviral favipiravir, as part of an open label, multicenter, single-arm study. It is also conducting another Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of two antivirals drugs Favipiravir and Umifenovir as a combination therapy in moderate hospitalised adult COVID-19 patients in India. The combination study, called the FAITH trial, is looking to enrol 158 hospitalised patients of moderate COVID-19 in India. Early treatment with combination therapy will be evaluated for safety and efficacy.

25 Comments
  1. Bea zee says

    Why dont you launch 1gm tablet for rs 50/tablet-better compliance and cost effectiveness!

  2. Dr.kothandapani says

    ITS GOOD THAT FABIFLU 400MG STRENGTH REDUCES THE PILL BURDN TO INTAKE ..COMPLIANCE AND COOPERATION WILL BE GOOD ESPECILLY SENIOR CITIZENS.

    1. Vinay says

      Sir 9 tablets I.e, 1800mg per day twice doesn’t cause any side effects… Coz it’s quite a huge dose..

      1. Rukmini says

        Please tell me daily dosage for 72 yes person who is suffering from covid

    2. Vinay Kumar says

      Sir 1800mg is quite a huge dose… It doesn’t cause any problems

    3. Kyathi says

      Hello sir even after 24 days I’m still suffering with covid can I take diz tablets now

  3. Suresh says

    Good decision

  4. Ajit says

    This is once again an Indian company, leading in the farma line, particularly effective against Corona Virus.

  5. Prakash says

    Ii would prefer drugs of a reputed Indian company to those Chinese garbage.

  6. Dr sanathkumar says

    Higher concentration in lower volume is pre bearable for any drug for better compliance and ease of administratiom

  7. Tejaswini Waghmare says

    Very good medicine results best I also suffer from covid 19 this is sanjivani buti to me

  8. G C Singla says

    Is there any side effects a full course means 61 tablets which is too much

  9. Elven Michael says

    Yes FabiFlu 200 mg is very effective. I was a COVID- 19 Patient After completing the course Iam stable now

  10. Damodar says

    is Fabiflue tablets recommended to non positive covid

  11. Sudhir Vohra says

    How soon do we get to know that the drug is working. Any symptoms to look out for that are indicators ?

    1. SRINIVASARAO K says

      I recovered very fastly

  12. Sruthi says

    Is this tablet is mandatory to use for 14days

  13. Rukmini says

    Please tell me daily dosage for 72 yes person who is suffering from covid

  14. R V SATYA NARAYANA says

    Fabiflu is not working perfectly
    Many cases admitted in hospital after using fabiflu

    Use Osaltamivir 75mg -2 tabs per day
    + ivermectin 12mg -2 tabs per day
    + Doxt Sl – 2 tabs per day
    + medrol 8mg – 2 tabs per day
    + Dolo 650 – 2 tabs per day
    + Vitamin C 1000 mg per day
    + zinc 100 mg per day
    + vit D3 60k twice per week
    For seven Days it will curing

  15. Devara Rajeshwar says

    I am 76 yrs using any side effects after use

  16. Manthram Srinivas says

    I lost my appetite on the 5th day of my treatment
    What can I do now?

    1. Manthena Srinivas says

      I lost my appetite on the 5th day of my treatment
      What can I do now?

  17. Punit Sinha says

    Could not be hapetotoxic after such huge dose in elderly patients ?

  18. Vijay Bhalkare says

    My father is 78yrs old…got heart attack but now a days he also suffer from covid positive So dr cannot advise for next treatment.. Bypass.. Can we use fabiflue 400mg… Pls

  19. Dr Mateen khan says

    Great result

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