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Salt Composition : Remdesivir
Manufacturer : JUBILANT GENERICS LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
Introduction to Jubi-r Injection
Jubi-R Injection is an antiviral drug that belongs to the category of purine nucleosides, containing the active ingredient Remdesivir. It is used in the treatment of coronavirus disease(COVID-19). It is an infectious respiratory disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome named coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus.
This drug is contraindicated in individuals with known hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions to the medication or any of its components. If an individual has previously experienced a severe allergic reaction to this drug, they should not receive the medication. Also, this use is contraindicated in patients with severe hepatic impairment and can cause severe liver-related adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended during treatment with this drug. If significant liver function abnormalities are observed, treatment should be discontinued.
It is highly advised to use this drug cautiously in individuals with renal impairment (moderate to severe kidney disease), as it is primarily eliminated from the body through the kidneys. Monitoring renal function and adjusting the dose accordingly in patients with pre-existing renal impairment is necessary. It is unknown whether Jubi-R injection will affect the unborn baby. Inform your physician beforehand if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. Talk to your doctor if you take any other medications or before using over-the-counter or herbal products. Your doctor will evaluate the risk of interaction with this medication.
Uses of Jubi-r Injection
- Treatment of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Therapeutic Effects of Jubi-r Injection
This drug is an inhibitor of the SARS-CoV-2 RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) enzyme, vital for viral replication. This enzyme inhibits viral replication by premature termination of RNA transcription. This drug decreases the virus load in the body and helps fight against the infection.
Interaction of Jubi-r Injection with other drugs
Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Jubi-R injection and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Jubi-r Injection
- Store Jubi-R Injection vials at refrigerated temperature (2°C to 8°C)
- Do not freeze.
- Keep it out of reach from children.
How to consume Jubi-r Injection
The medicine will be administered to you by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. It is usually administered as an intravenous injection into a vein. Your doctor will decide the dose, route of administration, and frequency based on your disease condition and other factors.
Safety Advices for Jubi-r Injection
It is not known whether Jubi-R Injection can cause fetal harm to the fetus when administered to pregnant women. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy during the treatment.
It is unknown if Jubi-R Injection passes into the breast milk or if it will harm your baby. Please consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
It is unknown whether Jubi-R Injection can be used for patients with lung problems. Consult your doctor if you have any lung diseases before starting the treatment.
Inform your physician if you have liver problems before initiating the treatment with Jubi-R Injection.
It is unknown whether consuming alcohol interacts with the Jubi-R injection. Please consult your doctor for more advice.
Since Jubi-R Injection does not affect the ability to drive, it is completely safe to drive vehicles or operate heavy machinery.
Side Effects of Jubi-r Injection
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Hypersensitivity including infusion-related and Anaphylactic reactions.
- Changes in heart rate or BP
- Shortness of breath, wheezing
- Swelling of lips, face, or throat
- Liver disorders
- Low oxygen level in the blood
Word of Advice
It is highly recommended to wear a mask in public places, which helps to prevent the spread of infection. Keeping a social distance from others to reduce the risk of transmission quickly. Washing your hands with water and soap for at least 15 seconds or using a hand sanitizer helps eliminate germs thoroughly. If you miss a dose of Jubi-R injection and it is close to the time for your next scheduled dose, you must skip the missed dose and make sure to continue with the regular dosing schedule.
A double dose is not recommended to make up for a missed one. It is necessary to do saltwater gargling and steam inhalations. Consume protein-rich foods in your diet, like eggs, cheese, tofu, and salmon fish, which can aid in tissue repair and growth.
Q 1. How is Jubi-R injection administered?
Jubi-R injection is usually administered intravenously (IV), which means it is given directly into a vein.
Q 2. What happens if I miss my Jubi-R injection?
If you miss a dose of Jubi-R injection and it is close to the time for your next scheduled dose, you must skip the missed dose and make sure to continue with the regular dosing schedule. A double dose is not recommended to make up for a missed one.
Q 3. What is the mechanism of Jubi-R Injection?
Jubi-R Injection works by inhibiting the replication of the virus, specifically the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. This drug can help the body's immune system effectively control the infection by stopping the virus from growing and spreading in the body.
Q 4. Who should not use Jubi-R Injections?
Jubi-R Injection is not recommended for people allergic to this drug or its ingredients.
Q 5. What are the preventive measures I should follow while taking Jubi-R Injections?
Wearing masks, eating a healthy diet, practicing good hand hygiene, and maintaining physical distancing should be followed while taking Jubi-R injections.
Fact Box of Jubi-r Injection
Molecule name: Remdesivir
Therapeutic class: Antiviral
Pharmacological class: Purine nucleosides
Indications: Treatment of Coronavirus disease(COVID-19)
- Gilead Sciences, Electronic medicines compendium (EMC) [Revised on Jan 2021] [Accessed on 10th May 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.11597.pdf
- Gilead Sciences, US Food, and drug administration [Revised on Oct 2020] [Accessed on 10th May 2023], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2020/214787Orig1s000lbl.pdf
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