FDC launches India's first oral suspension of Favipiravir - Favenza to treat moderate Covid cases; Stock rises 1%

This prescription-only solution is currently available at all retail medical outlets and hospital pharmacies across the country.

Jul 13, 2021 12:07 IST India Infoline News Service

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FDC Limited launched India’s first oral suspension of Favipiravir – Favenza Oral Suspension used to treat mild to moderate cases of COVID-19. This prescription-only solution is currently available at all retail medical outlets and hospital pharmacies across the country.

Mayank Tikkha, General Manager – Business Development & Commercial Excellence, FDC Ltd. commented, “With positive cases on the rise again, now is the time to provide healthcare warriors in our country with viable options in this continuous battle against this disease. In order to combat Covid-19, we believe in offering best efficacy along with convenience to our patients and as such we have focused our efforts in making the process of Covid-19 treatment hassle-free.”

In its regulatory filing, FDC highlighted that India, with the second-highest number of cases globally, is seeing about 50,000 cases being added every day. Though on a decline, the second wave is far from over and there are fears of an oncoming third wave.

The Favenza suspension is unique due to its Convenient Loading Dose (Day 1) of 18 ml in the morning and 18 ml in the evening. The results of which are equivalent to 9 tablets of Favipiravir 400mg making the process of Covid-19 treatment hassle-free.

At around 12.15 PM, FDC was trading at Rs378.45 per piece up by 1.03% on Sensex.

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