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    Favipiravir & Remdesivir: new drugs to fight Covid-19

    Jun 23, 2020 15:17 IST

    In the backdrop of the easing restrictions on lockdown and rising Covid-19 cases, the Indian government has approved the use of new drugs like Favipiravir and Remdesivir to treat coronavirus. Govindraj Ethiraj talks to Dr. Rommel Tickoo, Associate Director - Internal Medicine, Max Healthcare about what we already know of the medicines and how they work on the virus. Remdesivir is approved for "restricted emergency use" on severely ill hospitalised COVID-19 patients. Glenmark's Fabiflu is the first oral Favipiravir medication in India that is approved to treat the novel coronavirus.