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Molnupiravir Information

Molnupiravir is a prescription medicine that is available as a Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of COVID-19. Secondary and off-label uses of Molnupiravir have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Molnupiravir. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Molnupiravir also has some side effects, the most common being Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhoea, Dizziness. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Molnupiravir as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Molnupiravir normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Molnupiravir has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Molnupiravir's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Molnupiravir are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug reaction of Molnupiravir with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Molnupiravir is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.

Molnupiravir Benefits & Uses

Molnupiravir is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Molnupiravir Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
  • Disease: Covid-19
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 Capsule
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Molnupiravir Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Molnupiravir is used -


Molnupiravir Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Molnupiravir safe for pregnant women?

    Molnupiravir shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

  • Is the use of Molnupiravir safe during breastfeeding?

    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Molnupiravir. It should only be taken after medical advice.

  • What is the effect of Molnupiravir on the Kidneys?

    In the absence of any scientific study on the side effects of Molnupiravir on kidney, information on safety of Molnupiravir for kidney is unavailable.

  • What is the effect of Molnupiravir on the Liver?

    Information about safety of Molnupiravir for the liver is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

  • What is the effect of Molnupiravir on the Heart?

    Side effects of Molnupiravir on heart are unknown because research on this has not been conducted yet.


Severe Interaction of Molnupiravir with Other Drugs

Molnupiravir should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Molnupiravir Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Molnupiravir unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Molnupiravir

  • Is this Molnupiravir habit forming or addictive?

    Yes, you can get addicted to Molnupiravir. It is essential that you take [medicine] only after doctor's recommendation.

  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Molnupiravir, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Molnupiravir can make you drowsy.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, Molnupiravir is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Molnupiravir is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Molnupiravir Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Molnupiravir

    There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Molnupiravir with food.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Molnupiravir

    Information about the interaction of Molnupiravir and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.


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This medicine data has been created by -

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B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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