Who makes Rapivab?

3. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

What does Rapivab do?

Rapivab (peramivir) is an infusion antiviral medication that is used to treat the flu in children and adults, but it should only be used within 2 days of when symptoms started.

Is peramivir FDA approved?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the approval of the antiviral drug peramivir (Rapivab), making an intravenous (IV) medication available for adult influenza patients who have trouble taking an oral or inhaled antiviral.

What class is peramivir?

Peramivir injection is in a class of medications called neuraminidase inhibitors. It works by stopping the spread of the flu virus in the body.

How do you pronounce Rapivab?

General

  1. Pronunciation: per-am-a-veer.
  2. Trade Name(s)
  3. Ther. Class. antivirals.
  4. Pharm. Class. neuraminidase inhibitors.

How much is Rapivab?

The cost for Rapivab intravenous solution (10 mg/mL) is around $1,001 for a supply of 60 milliliters, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans.

How do you use Rapivab?

The recommended Rapivab dosage for treating influenza (the flu) is 600 mg given once as an IV infusion over 15 to 30 minutes. This dose is recommended in adults and children ages 13 years and older. Your doctor may give you a different dosage of the drug depending on several factors.

How do you pronounce peramivir?

peramivir

  1. Pronunciation: per-am-a-veer.
  2. Trade Name(s)
  3. Ther. Class. antivirals.
  4. Pharm. Class. neuraminidase inhibitors.

What is Relenza and how does it work?

Relenza works by blocking an enzyme (protein) called neuraminidase. The neuraminidase enzyme is responsible for releasing particles of the flu virus into your blood. By blocking this enzyme, Relenza helps prevent the flu virus from spreading in your body.

Is there any antiviral medicine?

Yes. There are prescription medications called “antiviral drugs” that can be used to treat flu illness.

Is Relenza long lasting?

Relenza isn’t meant to be used as a long-term treatment. Relenza is used as a short-term treatment to help prevent or treat the flu. It’s typically taken for 5 or 10 days. However, you can use it for up to 28 days to help prevent the flu if your community has a high number of flu cases.