Zydus gets DCGI approval for emergency use of Virafin in treating moderate COVID-19 cases

By Rajan Nath - April 23, 2021 3:04 pm

Coronavirus India: The Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) on Friday approved the emergency use for Zydus Cadila's Pegylated Interferon alpha-2b ‘Virafin’ for treating moderate COVID-19 infection for adults.

Zydus Cadila announced that it has received emergency use approval from DCGI to use Virafin for the treatment of moderate COVID-19 infections.

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Coronavirus India: DGCI approved emergency use for Zydus Cadila ‘Virafin’ for treating moderate COVID-19 infection for adults.

As per the report, a single-dose subcutaneous regimen of the drug will make the treatment of COVID-19 more convenient.

The company had said that if administered early on during COVID-19, Virafin may help patients recover faster and avoid much of the complications. It will be available on the prescription of a medical specialist.

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Coronavirus India: DGCI approved emergency use for Zydus Cadila ‘Virafin’ for treating moderate COVID-19 infection for adults.

It has also stated that in multicentric trials conducted in 20-25 centers across the country, Virgin showed a lesser need for supplemental oxygen.

Coronavirus India: DGCI approved emergency use for Zydus Cadila ‘Virafin’ for treating moderate COVID-19 infection for adults.

It indicated that it was able to control respiratory distress and failure which has been one of the major challenges while treating COVID-19. The drug has shown efficacy against other viral infections as well, the company added.

India on Friday added a record over 3.32 lakh new coronavirus cases taking the country's tally to 1,62,63,695. The active cases have crossed the 24-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

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