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Brand Name: Ribavin
What is Ribavirin?
It is an antiviral drug, and this medication is prescribed for serious Respiratory Syncytial Viral infection in children and infants. Also, it is effective in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection, in combination with Peginterferon. The Ribavirin damages the virus as well as fight the infection.
How to use it?
Oral: Take the Ribavirin capsule with / without food. Take with food when use with peginterferon alfa-2b.
Do not miss the doses to gain the optimum benefit. The medication should be used with interferon alfa for the treatment of hepatitis C. For a woman of childbearing age, there is a need to take 2 pregnancy tests before using this medicine. And the tests are done monthly while using the drug.
To make sure that the medication is safe for you, inform your doctor if you have:
Note: This is not an absolute list of side-effects; others may occur.