National File: “It can cause teratogenicity, mutagenicity and it also can cause cartilage damage and be damaging to muscles,” Bhargava said, according to Reuters.
“More importantly, contraception will have to be used for three months if this drug is given because the child born could be problematic with teratogenic influences.”
“The [World Health Organization] WHO has not included it, the UK has not included it as of now,” he noted.
“As of now, the current recommendation stands that it is not part of the national task force treatment.”
Bhargava added that the Drugs Controller General of India approved molnupiravir for emergency use in December.
Reuters reported that drugs in the same class as molnupiravir have been associated with birth defects in animal studies. more here