RIBAVIRIN (rye ba VYE rin) is an antiviral medicine. It is used with peginterferon alfa to treat hepatitis C. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Ribavirin is a guanosine (ribonucleic) analog used to stop viral RNA synthesis
and viral mRNA capping, thus, it is a nucleoside inhibitor. Its brand names
Ribavirin will not treat hepatitis C (a virus that infects the liver and may cause
severe liver damage or liver cancer) unless it is taken with another medication.
Ribavirin official prescribing information for healthcare professionals. Includes:
indications, dosage, adverse reactions, pharmacology and more.
It must be taken with interferon to be effective against hepatitis C. Currently, the standard treatment for hepatitis C is a combination of ribavirin
and pegylated interferon. In addition to genotype, successful treatment will depend on your age, race, HIV status, whet... More »
Learn about the prescription medication Rebetol (Ribavirin), drug uses, dosage,
side effects, drug interactions, warnings, reviews and patient labeling.
Learn important information about Ribasphere RibaPak (ribavirin, USP) Tablets
approved in combination with peginterferon alfa-2a as a chronic hep C ...
Jan 27, 2015 ... Information about the drug Ribavirin (Rebetol, Copegus), prescribed for the
treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Side effects, dosage, and warnings ...
Class and Mechanism: Ribavirin is a purine nucleoside analog that has an
incompletely understood mechanism of action against hepatitis C virus.
Medscape - Indication-specific dosing for Rebetol, Ribasphere (ribavirin),
frequency-based adverse effects, comprehensive interactions, contraindications,