Fabiflu 200mg Strip Of 34 Tablets
By GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS
34 Tablet(s) in Strip
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FabiFlu tablet contains Favipiravir. It belongs to the class of antiviral medicines.
Uses of Fabiflu 200mg Strip Of 34 Tablets
FabiFlu tablet is used for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 disease in adults under restricted emergency use.
Contraindications of Fabiflu 200mg Strip Of 34 Tablets
- If you are allergic to Favipiravir or any other ingredients of this medicine
- If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding
- If you have liver or kidney related disease or problems
Side effects of Fabiflu 200mg Strip Of 34 Tablets
- Increased uric acid levels
- Decreased white blood cells count
- Increased liver enzymes
- Psychiatric symptoms
Precautions and Warnings of Fabiflu 200mg Strip Of 34 Tablets
Can I take FabiFlu tablet during pregnancy?
This medicine can harm the foetus. FabiFlu should not be taken by a pregnant woman or a woman who thinks she can be pregnant. A pregnant woman should not get into any sexual interaction or intercourse with a partner taking this medicine.
Can I take FabiFlu tablet while breastfeeding?
This medicine should not be taken by a breastfeeding woman.
Can I drive if I have consumed FabiFlu tablet?
This medicine does not alter driving ability. Patients with COVID-19 disease should stay home or in isolation ward of hospital and should avoid going out to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
Can I consume alcohol with FabiFlu tablet?
Avoid drinking alcohol when you are taking this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- A pregnancy test should be performed for a woman of childbearing age, only if it is negative, can FabiFlu be given. This medicine can harm the foetus, hence pregnancy has to be avoided when on this medicine.read less
- You should use most effective contraceptive methods during intercourse with a partner during the treatment and for next 7 days after the end of the treatment.
- You suspect pregnancy while taking this medicine, discontinue the treatment and consult your doctor immediately.
- This medicine can pass in semen, hence if a male is taking this medicine, then he should not have intercourse with his partner or pregnant partner. It is mandatory to use condom to avoid pregnancy, use it for next 7 days after stopping the medicine.read less
- Be cautious if you have a history of abnormalities in metabolism of uric acid or having gout.
- You experience psychoneurotic symptoms such as abnormal behaviour, irritability, sadness, etc. after taking this medicine.
Mode of Action of Fabiflu 200mg Strip Of 34 Tablets
How Does It Work?
FabiFlu works by interfering with the action of certain enzyme in viral cell which leads to inhibitions of growth of infection-causing virus.
Directions for Use of Fabiflu 200mg Strip Of 34 Tablets
- Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor
- Do not start taking this medicine on your own
- Complete the entire course of medicine as prescribed by your doctor
Interactions of Fabiflu 200mg Strip Of 34 Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
- If you are taking a medicine called Pyrazinamide to treat tuberculosis
- If you are taking an antidiabetic medicine called Repaglinide
- If you are taking an antiviral medicine called Famciclovir to treat herpes virus infection
- If you are taking Sulindac, a medicine used to treat inflammation, pain and swelling
- Discuss with your doctor if you are taking any other medication to treat other disease or infections
Storage and disposal of Fabiflu 200mg Strip Of 34 Tablets
- Store in a cool and dry place
- Keep it out of the reach of children
Dosage of Fabiflu 200mg Strip Of 34 Tablets
In case you happen to take too much of this medicine, immediately inform your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you have missed taking a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow the normal dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I take FabiFlu on my own?
A: No, do not self medicate until prescribed by your doctor. You shall have to give written informed consent to your doctor, only then you can take Favipiravir. You can find the medicine consent form in the reference section.
Q: I am pregnant, can I take FabiFlu?
A: No, if you are pregnant, then you should never take this medicine. It can harm the foetus and its development. In fact, if you are a female of childbearing age, ensure you use the most effective contraceptive method when using this medicine and even 7 days after using it. If you are pregnant, and your partner is on this medicine, then sexual contact should be avoided, as this medicine can pass into his semen.
Q: Can I take FabiFlu tablet if I have gout?
A: No, you should not take this medicine if you have gout or increased levels of uric acid.
Q: Can I breastfeed my baby If I am taking this medicine?
A: This medicine should not be taken by a breastfeeding mother as it can harm the baby. Consult your doctor for more information on this.
Q: What is Coronavirus?
A: Coronavirus belongs to a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. Coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
Q: What are the symptoms of Coronavirus disease?
- The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease are fever, dry cough, and tiredness.
- Other symptoms that are less common are aches and pains, nasal congestion, headache, conjunctivitis, sore throat, diarrhoea, loss of taste or smell or a rash on skin or discoloration of fingers or toes.read less
Q: What are the uses of FabiFlu?
A: FabiFlu is used to treat mild to moderate coronavirus disease in adults under restricted emergency conditions.
Q: What are the side effects of FabiFlu?
A: Side effects of this medicine includes diarrhoea, increased uric acid levels, decreased white blood cells count, increased liver enzymes & psychiatric symptoms such as abnormal behaviour, irritability, sadness, mood swings etc.
- Medicine consent form. [Dated 21.June.2020] (online)
- FabiFlu. ABPI. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited (GPL). [Dated 18.June.2020] (Data on file)
- Favipiravir (T-705), a broad spectrum inhibitor of viral RNA polymerase. [Accessed on 24.June.2020] (online)
- WHO. Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19). [Accessed on 24.June.2020] (online)
Last Updated on: 30 Jun 2020 | 06:42 AM (IST)
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