Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd announced the launch of Avigan (favipiravir) 200 mg tablets in India for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 disease.
The launch is part of the global licensing agreement with FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co. Ltd. that grants Dr Reddy's the exclusive rights to manufacture, sell and distribute Avigan (favipiravir) 200 mg tablets in India.
Avigan has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).
M V Ramana, chief executive officer, branded markets (India and emerging markets), Dr Reddy's Laboratories, said, "We are pleased to bring this important innovator medicine to the patients in India. The need for high quality and efficacy, affordability and better disease management are key priorities for us. We believe that Avigan would provide an effective treatment option to the COVID-19 impacted patients in India."
Dr Reddy's Avigan comes in a complete therapy pack of 122 tablets with a two-year shelf life.
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