Molnup i ravir is an antiviral drug that can be used in the treatment of Corona virus infection or COVID-19. The use of molnupiravir is intended for COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms who are at high risk of worsening to severe symptoms .

Molnupiravir works by disrupting the work of the Corona virus RNA enzyme which is needed to reproduce. That way, the virus does not multiply and is more easily eradicated by the immune system.

Molnupiravir has received an emergency use permit from the BPOM. The results of the third phase of clinical trials showed that the use of molnupiravir was able to reduce the risk of worsening symptoms or death in COVID-19 patients who had co- morbidities .

M olnup i ravir trademark : Movfor

What is Molnup i ravir

class Prescription drug
Category Anti virus
Benefit Handling COVID-19 in individuals who have co-morbidities
Consumed by Adults >18 years old
Molnupiravir for pregnant and lactating women Category D: There is evidence that the ingredients in the drug pose a risk to the human fetus, but the benefits may outweigh the risks, for example in dealing with a life-threatening situation. Molnupiravir should not be used by pregnant women , as well as women and men who are trying to become pregnant, because this drug carries the risk of causing genetic disorders in the fetus. It is not yet known whether molnupiravir is absorbed into breast milk or not. Molnupirafir should not be used during breastfeeding.
Drug form Capsule

Precautions Before Taking Molnup iravir

Molnupiravir should not be used without a doctor's advice. There are several things that need to be considered before undergoing treatment with this drug, namely:

  • Tell your doctor about any history of allergies you have. Molnupiravir should not be given to someone who is allergic to the drug
  • Do not give molnupiravir to children under 18 years of age because of the risk of interfering with bone and cartilage development.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • For men, use a condom when having sex while undergoing treatment with molnupiravir until at least 3 months after therapy is finished. For women, maintain contraception for up to 4 days after therapy is finished.
  • Tell your doctor about your medical history, including any health conditions you currently have.
  • Tell your doctor that you are taking molnupiravir before having any medical procedure, including surgery.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking other medications, including supplements and herbal products, to avoid drug interactions.
  • Immediately consult a doctor if you experience a drug allergic reaction after taking molnupiravir.

Dosage and Rules for Use Molnup iravir

The dose of molnupiravir for the treatment of COVID-19 is 800 mg, 2 times a day, for 5 days. The dose is given after the patient is diagnosed with COVID-19, within a maximum period of 5 days after the symptoms of COVID-19 appear.

How to Take Molnup iravir Properly

Follow the doctor's recommendations and read the information on the Molnupiravir packaging before starting to take it. Do not increase or decrease the dose, and do not use the drug for longer than the recommended time.

Molnupiravir can be taken before or after food. Swallow the molnupiravir capsules whole with water, without opening, chewing or crushing them first. Do not stop medication without consulting your doctor first.

Take molnupiravir at the same time every day for maximum treatment effect. If you forget to take this drug, consume it immediately if it is not near the time to take the next drug. If it is close, ignore the missed dose and do not double the dose at a later time.

Molnupiravir needs to be taken for 5 days. Do not stop taking molnupiravir even if symptoms disappear before 5 days. If you don't feel better or worse after 5 days of taking molnupiravir, talk to your doctor about your condition.

COVID-19 patients who take molnupiravir can still transmit the Corona virus to others. Therefore, while undergoing treatment with molnupiravir, you must continue to undergo independent isolation, wear a mask, and keep your distance and avoid crowds.

Store molnupiravir capsules in a closed container in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Keep medicine out of reach of children.

Molnup iravir Interactions with Other Drugs

The form of interaction that can occur if molnupiravir is used together with other drugs is not yet known. However, this does not rule out the possibility that molnupiravir can interact with certain drugs or active ingredients.

In anticipation of drug interactions, tell your doctor about any medications, supplements, or herbal products you are taking before receiving molnupiravir.

Side Effects and Dangers of Molnup i ravir

The use of molnupiravir is relatively safe and the side effects it causes are mild. Side effects that can occur after taking molnupiravir include:

  • Sleepy
  • Nauseous
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sore throat
  • Dizzy
  • Diarrhea

Consult a doctor if the side effects above do not go away or get worse. In addition, immediately see a doctor if you experience a drug allergic reaction, such as hives, swelling of the face or lips, shortness of breath, or a rash with peeling skin.

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