Ribavin®

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Ribavin® is a high-class FDA-approved antiviral medicine which is taken to treat such diseases as severe RSV infection, hepatitis C infection (used in conjunction with sofusbuvir or peginterferon alfa-2b or peginterferon alfa-2a), and other viral infections.

Active Ingredient:
Ribavirin

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Ribavin®, 200mg pills

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Description

Ribavin® is a branded anti-viral drug manufactured by Lupin Laboratories.

The active ingredient, Ribavirin, is a purine nucleoside analog, which is active against several DNA and RNA viruses.

Ribavirin helps the immune system fight the virus,- and makes it harder for the virus to reproduce within the body.

Ribavin® is primarily used to treat conditions like bronchitis, metastatic melanoma, pneumonia, RSV infection, treatment of chronic cepatitis C virus.

Ribavin® is administered to infants and young children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or severe chest infections or pneumonia, especially those with other risk factors such as heart disease.

Ribavin® is prescribed in combination with other medications such as sofusbuvir (Hepcinat) and peginterferon alfa 2a/2b for preventing hepatitis C virus (HCV) cells from multiplying in your body.

Treatment of HCV genotypes 1, 2, 3 and 4 is possible with Ribavin®, however Ribavin® monotherapy is not effective for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection and should not be used alone for this indication.

Dosage

Ribavin® is available in:

  • 200mg Min Dosage

Take Ribavin® with food.

The recommended dose and duration of Ribavin® ranges between 800mg to 1400mg/day depending on how much the patient weighs and the medicines that are used in combination.

- 800 mg/day: Take 2 Ribavin® 200 mg tablets in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening.

- 1000 mg/day: Take 2 Ribavin® 200 mg tablets in the morning and 3 tablets in the evening.

- 1200 mg/day: Take 3 Ribavin® 200 mg tablets in the morning and 3 tablets in the evening.

- 1400 mg/day: Take 3 Ribavin® 200mg tablets in the morning and 4 tablets in the evening.

Ribavin® should be used with such medication as sofosbuvir (Hepcinat) or peginterferon alfa-2a (Pegasys) or peginterferon alpha-2b (PEG-Intron) to treat hepatitis C.

Missing a dose

Ribavin is used only when needed, therefore missed dosages are not relevant. Do not take a double dose of Ribavin.

Overdose

If an overdose occurs and you are not feeling well, you should seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) and away from excess moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.

Side effects

Ribavin® has side effects. The most common are:

  • nausea, flu-like symptoms, tiredness
  • fever, chills or shaking
  • headache
  • mood changes, feeling irritable
  • muscle pain
  • stomach pain, vomiting, loss of appetite

Less common but more serious side effects during taking Ribavin®:

  • vision problems
  • severe upper stomach pain spreading to your back
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • stabbing chest pain, wheezing, feeling short of breath
  • severe depression, thoughts about suicide, or thoughts about hurting someone else
  • signs of serious anemia--pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, confusion or weakness
  • other signs of low blood cell counts--fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, swollen gums, mouth sores, skin sores, easy bruising

Side effect occurrence does not only depend on medication you are taking, but also on your overall health and other factors.

Contraindications

Do not take Ribavin® if you are allergic to Ribavin's® components.

Do not take Ribavin® if you have a hemoglobin blood cell disorder such as sickle-cell anemia or thalassemia, autoimmune hepatitis, severe kidney disease, severe liver disease other than Hepatitis C (especially cirrhosis).

Be careful with Ribavin® if you have heart disease, breathing problems, vision problems, a thyroid disorder, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV or AIDS), diabetes, a history of depression, mental illness, or suicide attempt, or a history of organ transplant.

Do not take Ribavin® if you are also taking didanosine (Videx), azathioprine or medicines to treat HIV or AIDS.

Use at least 2 effective forms of birth control to prevent pregnancy while either sexual partner is taking Ribavin®. Keep using 2 forms of birth control for at least 6 months after treatment ends.

Be careful with Ribavin® if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

Ribavin® is contraindicated in men whose female partners are pregnant.

Do not use Ribavin® in treatment of children under 18 years old.

Do not drive or operate machinery as Ribavin® may make you drowsy, dizzy,- or confused.

Take necessary precautions as Ribavin® does not prevent the spread of infection to other people through sexual contact, the sharing of needles,- or contact with blood.

To avoid dehydration while taking Ribavin®, drink extra fluids.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What is Ribavin®?

A: Ribavin® is a high-class FDA-approved antiviral medicine which is taken to treat such diseases as severe RSV infection, hepatitis C infection (used in conjunction with sofusbuvir or peginterferon alfa-2b or peginterferon alfa-2a), and other viral infections.

Q: How does Ribavin® work?

A: The active ingredient of Ribavin®, Ribavirin, is a purine nucleoside analog, active against several DNA and RNA viruses. Ribavirin helps the immune system to fight the virus, and makes it harder for the virus to reproduce within the body.

Q: Is Rebetol monotherapy effective for the treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C?

A: Ribavin® monotherapy is not effective for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection and should not be used alone for this indication. Rebetol should be used with such medication as sofosbuvir (Hepcinat) or peginterferon alfa-2a (Pegasys) or peginterferon alpha-2b (PEG-Intron) to treat hepatitis C.

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