: an antiviral drug C5H4FN3O2 that is administered orally or intravenously and inhibits viral replication of RNA viruses (such as the virus causing influenza) by interfering with viral RNA polymerase function
Favipiravir is a nucleoside prodrug that undergoes metabolic conversion in the body to a triphosphate nucleotide.
… doctors are experimenting with all sorts of drugs that could speed up the recovery of patients. One of them is a flu medication from Japan called favipiravir … which showed promise in China.—Chris Smit
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