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What is ribavirin 200mg?

What is ribavirin 200mg?

Ribavirin (Rebetol) is an antiviral medication used with other antivirals for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection. It has a lot of side effects, so it’s usually reserved for people with harder-to-treat chronic hepatitis C infection.

What is ribavirin used for?

Ribavirin is used with an interferon medication such as peginterferon alfa-2a [Pegasys] or peginterferon alpha-2b [PEG-Intron]) to treat hepatitis C in people who have not been treated with an interferon before. Ribavirin is in a class of antiviral medications called nucleoside analogues.

Is ribavirin an antibiotic?

Ribavirin, also known as tribavirin, is an antiviral medication used to treat RSV infection, hepatitis C and some viral hemorrhagic fevers.

How long does it take ribavirin to work?

These effects may not occur right away because ribavirin can take up to four weeks to build to its full level in your body. When ribavirin’s side effects do appear, though, they can last longer or be worse than side effects from other drugs.

What does ribavirin do for RSV?

Ribavirin has a broad spectrum of antiviral activity in vitro, where it inhibits replication of RSV, influenza, parainfluenza, adenovirus, measles, Lassa fever, and Hantaan viruses.

Do you give antibiotics for RSV?

Antibiotics aren’t used because RSV is a virus. Fortunately, most cases of RSV are mild and require no specific treatment from doctors. Antibiotics aren’t used because RSV is a virus and antibiotics are only effective against bacteria. Medication may sometimes be given to help open airways and to improve breathing.

When do you use ribavirin?

Ribavirin is used in combination with other antiviral medications (such as interferon, sofosbuvir) to treat chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis C, a viral infection of the liver. Chronic hepatitis C infection can cause serious liver problems such as scarring (cirrhosis), or liver cancer.