Favipiravir: The antiviral being tested for coronavirus patients


It is approved for use in flu outbreaks and has been deployed to treat Ebola, but now Avigan (favipiravir) is being trialled as a potential coronavirus treatment. Here are some questions and answers about the anti-viral medication: What is Avigan/favipiravir? Avigan is the brand name of the drug favipiravir. It was developed by what is now known as Fujifilm Toyama Chemical and approved for use in Japan in 2014.