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Fabiflu Tablet

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Product introduction

Fabiflu Tablet is an antiviral medicine. It is used for the treatment of mild to moderate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in adults. It stops the virus from multiplying and therefore, decreases the viral load in the body.

Take Fabiflu Tablet only as per the dose and duration suggested by your doctor. Do not self-medicate. The most common side effects of this medicine include the increased uric acid levels in blood, diarrhea, decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), and increased liver enzymes. If any of these side effects bother you, consult with your doctor.

To make sure it is safe for you, you should let your doctor know if you have severe kidney or liver disease before taking this medicine. Fabiflu Tablet is not recommended for women who are pregnant, suspected to be pregnant or breastfeeding, as it can cause harmful effects to the developing baby. Also, inform your doctor if you have a history of hypersensitivity to this drug, have abnormalities in uric acid metabolism, or have gout.

Uses of Fabiflu Tablet

  • Treatment of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Benefits of Fabiflu Tablet

In Treatment of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is a highly infectious disease that is caused by a strain of a virus called coronavirus. The most common symptoms are fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, breathing difficulty, nasal congestion, and diarrhea among others. Fabiflu Tablet is used to manage these symptoms in mildly to moderately infected individuals and helps you recover from the infection.
Fabiflu Tablet should be taken only if prescribed by a doctor. If you think you have come in contact with a person who has been infected with Covid-19, or if you feel any of these symptoms, consult your doctor immediately.

Side effects of Fabiflu Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Fabiflu

  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Increased triglyceride level in blood

How to use Fabiflu Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Fabiflu Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fabiflu Tablet works

Fabiflu Tablet is an antiviral medicine. It stops the SARS-CoV-2 virus from multiplying. By doing so, it decreases viral load in the body, restricts the spread of infection and helps in speeding up the recovery process.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Fabiflu Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Fabiflu Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
UNSAFE
Fabiflu Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Fabiflu Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fabiflu Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fabiflu Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Fabiflu Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fabiflu Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Fabiflu Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Fabiflu Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Fabiflu Tablet is used for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if you have gout, uric acid, liver, or kidney disease.
  • Fabiflu Tablet should be administered with care to elderly patients by monitoring their general conditions.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you see signs of allergic reactions like red or blistering rash, difficulty swallowing or breathing, swelling of the eyelids, lips, face, throat, or tongue.
  • Fabiflu Tablet can be taken on an empty or full stomach. However, taking it with food might reduce the possibility of nausea and vomiting.
  • It is advisable to use contraceptive methods while taking Fabiflu Tablet and for 7 days after the completion of the treatment.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Fabiflu Tablet is used for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if you have gout, uric acid, liver, or kidney disease.
  • Fabiflu Tablet should be administered with care to elderly patients by monitoring their general conditions.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you see signs of allergic reactions like red or blistering rash, difficulty swallowing or breathing, swelling of the eyelids, lips, face, throat, or tongue.
  • Fabiflu Tablet can be taken on an empty or full stomach. However, taking it with food might reduce the possibility of nausea and vomiting.
  • It is advisable to use contraceptive methods while taking Fabiflu Tablet and for 7 days after the completion of the treatment.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Chemical Class
Pyrazinecarboxamide derivative
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FAQs

Q. What is Fabiflu Tablet? What is it used for?

Fabiflu Tablet is a medicine that belongs to a class of medicines called antiviral medicines. Fabiflu Tablet is used for managing patients suffering from mild to moderate Covid-19 infection.

Q. When is the best time to start treatment with Fabiflu Tablet?

Fabiflu Tablet is best taken in mildly infected individuals than in those who have severe Covid-19 infection. This is because early use of antiviral medicines, such as Fabiflu Tablet, is seen to be more effective in treating Covid-19 infection. Delay in treatment only slows down the recovery process and worsens the existing symptoms such as breathing issues, cough, or fever. If left untreated, this viral infection may even lead to organ failure. Once tested positive for Covid-19, consult your doctor immediately.

Q. Who should not take Fabiflu Tablet?

Fabiflu Tablet should not be used for treating patients who are allergic to Fabiflu Tablet or any of its ingredients. Children should not be given Fabiflu Tablet. It should not be given to patients with severe kidney or liver disease too. Additionally, people who have any abnormal uric acid levels or are suffering from gout must inform their doctor before taking Fabiflu Tablet. If you are planning a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before starting treatment with Fabiflu Tablet to avoid any potential harm to your baby. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

Q. For how long and in what dose should Fabiflu Tablet be taken?

Fabiflu Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. It is taken orally (by mouth) and the recommended dose is 1,800 mg twice on day 1, followed by 800 mg twice daily up to day 14. Do not self medicate. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Fabiflu Tablet.

Q. Can Fabiflu Tablet be used in the elderly and children?

Since the elderly often have compromised organ functions, Fabiflu Tablet should be given with care to them, alongside regular monitoring. Fabiflu Tablet has not been administered in children. However, some early experimental data suggests that Fabiflu Tablet may cause serious side effects in the younger age group. Therefore, this medicine should not be consumed by the elderly and children, unless advised by your doctor.

Q. Can Fabiflu Tablet be taken by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No, Fabiflu Tablet should not be used for treating Covid-19 infection in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Fabiflu Tablet is not considered safe to be used in pregnant or breastfeeding mothers as its use may cause harmful effects on the baby. If you are planning a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor if you are tested positive for Covid-19 or even if you are suspected of Covid-19 infection. Your doctor will decide what is best for you depending on your condition.

Q. How does Fabiflu Tablet work?

Fabiflu Tablet inhibits replication (a process by which this virus multiplies) of the Covid-19 virus and stops the further spread of the infection. In this way the amount of virus in the human body decreases, thereby leading to faster recovery.

Q. How should Fabiflu Tablet be stored?

Fabiflu Tablet should be stored at a temperature not more than 30 degrees Celsius. Make sure to keep it away from the reach of children.

Q. I have diabetes and hypertension. Can I take Fabiflu Tablet?

Yes. Fabiflu Tablet may be given to patients with comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension, under medical supervision. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the maximum benefit.

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