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Date & Time: Jan 05, 2022 3:00 PM

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Corona Cure Pill News Highlights :

  • Molnupiravir, an antiviral pill used in the treatment of Covid-19
  • Molnupiravir is used in the treatment of patients infected with Covid-19
  • Molnupiravir tablets modulate the RNA mechanism and stop the virus from spreading in the body.

Corona infection is increasing once again in the country. In the last 1 month, more than 1700 patients of Omicron have been confirmed. In such a situation, there is only one question in the mind of most of the people that, is there no medicine for Covid-19? If so, how will it reach the general public? Does it have any side effects? When and where will such medicine be sold?

In this article , We will answer all your questions.

Molnupiravir, an antiviral pill used in the treatment of Covid-19, was launched in India recently after receiving emergency approval. Apart from Molnupiravir, Covovax and Corbevax have also been approved by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO).

What is the antiviral pill Molnupiravir?

Molnupiravir is used in the treatment of patients infected with Covid-19. It is a reconstituted medicine, which is given in the shape of a pill. Patients can take it easily. This pill prevents the virus from spreading in the body and helps in quick recovery.

The infected patient will have to take 4 tablets within 12 hours. The course of treatment is to take a 5 day course of Molnupiravir tablets.

How much will this medicine cost?

Full 5 days course Molnupiravir costs Rs.1399. According to the Economic Times report, RC Juneja, Chairman of Mankind Pharma, this drug is the cheapest antiviral drug ever, whose one tablet will be available for Rs.35 and a 5-day course will be available for Rs 1399.

Where can one buy this medicine named Molnupiravir?

It is believed that Molnupiravir tablets will be easily available in the market. Actually, it has been recommended to be sold at medical stores, but some instructions can also be given to the shopkeepers.
This drug will be used for those patients who are victims of severe corona and are hospitalized.

Will a doctor's prescription be needed to buy the medicine?

In the coming days, you may find a 5-day course of Molnupiravir at the medical store, but a doctor's prescription is necessary to buy it. Molnupiravir has been approved for emergency usage by the central government, indicating that it can be controlled for sale.

This medicine cannot be purchased unless a doctor has prescribed it for a patient.

How does this medicine work?

Experts say that the corona virus knocks in our body through the RNA mechanism and the infection starts spreading. As the virus and infection spread, the patient's condition becomes critical. Molnupiravir tablets modulate the RNA mechanism and stop the virus from spreading in the body.
When the effect of the drug starts and the virus weakens, then the patient's condition becomes normal. He survives a serious infection.

In which country and who made this medicine?

Molnupiravir was developed at Emory University, Georgia, USA, for the treatment of influenza. Which was recognized by the United Kingdom in November 2021 and by the US Food and Drug Administration in December 2021.
The Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) granted recognition for emergency usage on December 28.

Which companies are manufacturing Molnupiravir drug in India?

Molnupiravir will be manufactured in India by roughly 13 pharmaceutical companies, according to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Natco Pharma, Cipla, Strides, Hetero, and Optimus Pharma Pvt Ltd are among these companies.

Has this medicine been used before?

Molanupiravir was first used to treat influenza.

Does this drug work against the delta variant of corona?

Molnupiravir is effective against the delta variant of Corona, according to Mankind, one of the 13 pharma companies that manufacture the medicine in India.

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