• Dany Geraldo Kramer Professor Dr. Postgraduate Program in Family Health (RENASF) - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Maria Josilene Leonardo Da Silva Student. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Brazil
  • Gislanne Stéphanne Estevam Da Silva Student. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Brazil
  • Ana Maria Marinho Andrade De Moura Professor MsC. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Brazil
  • Geraldo Barroso Cavalcanti Junior Prof. Dr. Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Brazil
  • Anesio Mendes De Sousa Professor MSc. Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Tocantins
  • Ana Elizabeth Alves Da Silva Professor Dra Estácio University. Brazil




Favipiravir, Coronavirus, Therapy

Abstract [English]

Favipiravir is a drug developed for use against influenza and has been used successfully in other infectious conditions. After being internalized in the cell, the substance is phosphoribosylated acting on the RNA polymerase, and thus inhibiting replication and RNA viruses. Thus, the present study aimed to discuss the potential use of favipiravir in coronovavirus infections. There have been few studies involving favipiravir in COVID 19, however there is a report of recovery in more than 70% of patients diagnosed with pneumonia. However, new studies need to be carried out, mainly randomized clinical trials, so that the potential use of favipiravir in coronoviruses is adequately grounded.


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How to Cite

Kramer, D. G., Silva, M. J. L. D., Silva, G. S. E. D., Moura, A. M. M. A. D., Junior, G. B. C., Sousa, A. M. D., & Silva, A. E. A. D. (2020). FAVIPIRAVIR AS A POTENTIAL DRUG IN THE TREATMENT OF COVID-19. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 8(4), 7–12. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v8.i4.2020.2