Glasgow Early Treatment Arm FavipiravirX
A randomised controlled study of favipiravir as an early treatment arm in COVID-19 patients.

Logos: University of Glasgow, NHS Greater Glagow Clyde, Chief Scientific Office

Do you want to help the fight against COVID-19?
Are you interested in taking part in a clinical trial?

If you live in or near Glasgow and have just tested positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible to take part in the GETAFIX trial!

What is GETAFIX?

Although vaccination programmes for COVID-19 are now underway, it will take time to bring the infection rate under control, so it is vital that research continues to find suitable treatments. We are looking for people to take part in a clinical trial (GETAFIX) of an anti-viral tablet called favipiravir. We want to know if adding favipiravir to standard treatment can help patients recover more quickly.

The trial will compare two groups of 150 – one group will receive favipiravir in addition to any standard treatment, the other will have standard treatment only. Patients who are to receive favipiravir will take the tablet for 10 days.

Full information about the study can be found here.

Please note if you require immediate medical attention for symptoms of COVID-19 you should contact your GP, or contact NHS 24 on 111 or visit

Are you eligible for GETAFIX?

The following questions cover the main entry criteria for the trial.

Please answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to all of the questions below and submit your responses using the ‘Submit’ button to check if you may be suitable.

If you meet the required criteria, and you are interested in participating, you will be asked to email the date your symptoms started, your name and contact number to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Clinical Research Facility , who will get in touch with you to discuss the trial further and arrange to see you for consent and screening.

GETAFIX Eligibility Checker

Are you aged 16 or over?

Have you recently developed symptoms of COVID-19?
Have you had a COVID-19 test in the last 4 days which is positive?

Do you live in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Healthboard area?

Are you able to swallow pills?